Diabetic Retinopathy: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Reviewed by: Qin Yang, M.D., Ph.D. 5/18. Overview Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetes complication that affects the eyes.  It’s caused by damage to …

What is the Difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

Reviewed by: Qin Yang, M.D., Ph.D. Are you confused about the various types of diabetes?  In this article, we’ll explore the different types of …

Glow-in-the-Dark Contact Lens Could One Day Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

Researchers at Cal Tech in Pasadena, Calif., are developing a new device that may one day prevent diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of vision …

New Tattoo Sensor Could be the Future of Glucose Monitoring for Diabetes Patients

Frequent glucose monitoring is the name of the game when it comes to diabetes management.  And for the 29 million Americans living with it, checking …

Who Does Diabetes Affect?

Diabetes is a disease that can affect anyone regardless of their gender, race or ethnicity.  However, it is important to note that certain groups of …

20 Countries with the Highest Diabetes Rates

Today, virtually all countries, irrespective of their epidemiological, economic developmental, and demographical variability, are being faced with an …

New Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Lead to Diabetes; Obesity

New research presented at the annual Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego last weekend looked at the influence of sugar and artificial …

Looking at Alcohol Consumption and Diabetes

Did you know April is National Alcohol Awareness Month? The day was established by The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. …

Diabetes Rankings in the United States

Where does your state rank in terms of prevalence of diabetes? Today, in the United States, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the …

Number of Americans with Untreated Diabetes on the Rise

According to the Centers for Disease Control National Diabetes Statistics Report from 2017, 7.2 million or 23.8% of Americans have diabetes but are …