What Causes Diabetes in Men and Women?

Diabetes is a metabolic condition characterized by high sugar levels in the blood. This happens when the body doesn’t produce enough of the hormone …

Life Expectancy For Diabetes Patients and How it Can be Improved

Diabetes, for far too long, has been characterized as a condition that shortens the life expectancy.  Earlier, it was a condition that was diagnosed …

What Are the Causes and Genetic Components of Type 1 Diabetes?

Reviewed by: Dr. Qin Yang, M.D., Ph.D. 4/18. The exact causes of type 1 diabetes are not yet known. But genetics, family history, and environmental …

Why Walking May Work in Managing Your Type 1 Diabetes 

If you’re managing type 1 diabetes or have a loved one affected by the condition, you know that glycemic control can be a huge challenge. At times, …

What Does Your A1C Number Really Mean?

We dFolk are bombarded with numbers, goals, and targets. We’re frequently told where we should be, but not how high our risk is when we can’t …

Diabetes Medical Management Plan Form for School

If your child has diabetes, it can be nerve-wracking sending them off to school—knowing that not all school staff understand proper diabetes …

Traveling with Diabetes—Travel Letter

Today, security concerns have impeded travel and made it more difficult for the average traveler to get from point A to point B. For a person with …

Amazing d-Tech: Insulin in a Pill

By Wil Dubois The problem with proteins is that they digest quite nicely. That’s not a problem when the protein is a T-Bone steak, but what if the …

Artificial Pancreas: Closing the Loop

By Kerri Sparling How many times a day do you think about diabetes? Every time you check your blood sugar? Every time you take an insulin dose? Every …

Pros of Insulin Pumping

By Gary Scheiner, MS CDE Insulin pump therapy offers a number of unique and important advantages over traditional insulin injection therapy. (You can …