Diabetes - Causes

What is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a serious—and unfortunately common—condition that puts individuals at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Find out if you are prediabetic, and learn how to reverse the condition.

Diabetes and Gangrene: What You Need to Know

People who have diabetes are at much greater risk for gangrene. Learn the causes, symptoms, and prevention.

Combat Diabetes-Related Fatigue

Chronic and persistent fatigue is a common complaint among those living with diabetes. Thankfully, you can feel more energetic and get more out of life by following these tips.

What Type of Body Fat Is Most Dangerous?

More than one third of adults and nearly one in five children are obese. However, not all fat is created equal.

Diabetes-Fighting Dogs: A New Breed of Help

There's a new aid for people with diabetes, and it comes on four legs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Diabetes

Is diabetes hereditary? What's the role of insulin? Get answers to these concerns and more.

Thick Blood: What Are the Risks?

People with thicker (more viscous) blood have a higher chance of heart problems and even type 2 diabetes. Learn more about the connection.

Is Type 1 Diabetes in Your Family?

New screening techniques help identify siblings and other family members at risk for developing type 1 diabetes.

Roadblock to Pregnancy: PCOS and Diabetes

If you've got diabetes, you may also have a condition that's keeping you from getting pregnant. Here's what you need to know.

Pre-eclampsia and Diabetes: Know the Risks

This serious medical condition not only jeopardizes the health of a pregnant mom and her unborn baby; it can increase the mother’s risk of another condition later in life.

Low Testosterone, High Risk of Diabetes?

Learn more about how low testosterone can raise the risk of diabetes in men.

Type 1 Diabetes: Should You Test Your Kids?

Learn the benefits of determining heightened risk for diabetes in young people, and one way to get screened.

Frozen Shoulder From Diabetes? How to Treat It

Nearly 20 percent of individuals with diabetes are affected by the painful, vexing condition adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder. Here's how to handle it.

Gestational Diabetes: What It Means for Mom and Baby

An increasing number of women are developing this complication of pregnancy that delivers some serious health consequences. Here's what you need to know about gestational diabetes.

Hypoglycemia: Symptoms and Treatments

This condition occurs when blood sugar (glucose) drops too low. Learn more about key signs and important actions to take.

The Toll Diabetes Can Take on Women

Are you a woman living with diabetes? Take these precautions to help protect yourself from heart disease, kidney problems, and other serious complications.

Which Type of Insulin Should You Take?

Deciding what type of insulin might be best for you will depend on many factors, including your age, your lifestyle habits, and your body's individualized response to the hormone.

Type 2 Diabetes in Kids: 6 New Management Guidelines

New rules provided by the American Association of Pediatrics may make managing diabetes easier on your child.

The Cigarette, Hormone, and Disease Connection

Researchers have identified an association among hormones and increased risk of diseases in people who smoke.

Young, Thin, and Type 2 Diabetic?

Don't fool yourself. Just because you appear healthy from the outside doesn't mean you can't develop diabetes.

How Blood Sugar Affects Your Mood

Don't let your blood sugar swings result in mood swings. Use these preventative tips to keep an even keel.

"Diabetes of the Brain"? The Latest Research on Alzheimer’s Development

Is there a connection between diet and this common brain disease?

Don't Let Diabetes Complicate Your Love Life

Issues such as decreased sexual desire can often accompany diabetes. But it doesn't have to be that way. Read on for a list of causes and solutions.

Diagnosed With Diabetes? Beware of Another Risk

An estimated 1 out of 3 people with diabetes over the age of 50 has Peripheral Artery Disease, a condition that increases one's risk of heart attack and stroke.

Insulin Resistance: Symptoms and Solutions

This common condition is often a precursor to diabetes.

The Sepsis Epidemic

An estimated 750,000 Americans get sepsis each year and 28 and 50 percent will die from the infection. Who's at risk for sepsis, and what can be done to prevent it?

Are You at Risk of Going Blind?

More people are experiencing serious vision problems and even blindness. Learn the risks and what you can do.

Is This Where Diabetic Neuropathy Starts?

This painful, chronic condition affects nearly 50 percent of individuals with diabetes. What does new research show?

New Diabetes Gene Identified

New light is shed on the connection between weight and type 2 diabetes risk.

Melatonin and Diabetes: What's the Connection?

Learn how this hormone, secreted by the brain, plays a role in diabetes risk.
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