DIABETES CARE

Signs Your Child May Have Type 1 Diabetes  

Difficult to recognize signs of type 1 diabetes in children and when to talk to your child’s pediatrician.

Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes?

Take the Assessment

The questions in this assessment ask about risk factors. These are conditions that may put you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) says that the more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop diabetes. This tool can tell you only about your likelihood to develop type 2 diabetes. It cannot tell you definitely whether or not you will develop diabetes.

Debunking the Misconceptions of Diabetes 

The facts are out there, yet the myths persist. It’s important to know how to truly care for yourself if you have this disease.

How Diet May Affect Your Blood Sugar 

People react differently to identical foods, suggesting the wisdom of a personalized diet.

Our Guide to the Glycemic Index 

Don’t get caught up in the numbers. Just eat more vegetables, and less white stuff, to control your diabetes.

Glycemic Load — A Better Way to Monitor Blood Sugar? 

Many alternatives have been developed to evaluate how foods affect blood sugar, including glycemic load.

Losing Weight Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes 

No more diabetes medications, no more sitting in doctors’ rooms, no more excess health charges may be enormously motivating.

Bariatric Surgery Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes 

Obese people who don’t get this surgery are more likely to die of diabetes.

Kids with Type 2 Diabetes 

The problem is rising with obesity.

Diabetes: Test Your Knowledge

If you have diabetes, taking steps right away to control it will help you avoid complications that may come up later. This multiple-choice quiz, based on information from the American Diabetes Association, will help you with important answers now.

1. Diabetes happens because of which of these?

Lower Your Blood Sugar Naturally 

You can reverse prediabetes by changing your diet and lifestyle.

Prevent Diabetes and Gain Extra Health Benefits 

A program that prevents diabetes also lowers risks for heart disease and stroke.