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Diabetes Center

June 10, 2008 - 7:30am
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Diabetes Center

Overview | Type 1 | Type 2 | Gestational

  General Overview

Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism, the way the body uses digested food for growth and energy. In diabetes, the pancreas either produces little or no insulin, or the body cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced, and as a result, glucose cannot enter the body's cells.


Find answers in our in-depth reports on diabetes:

  Preventing Diabetes
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Could you have prediabetes?

Just as precancer may be detected and removed before turning into cancer, discovery of diabetes in its earliest stages can help prevent the development of full-blown diabetes. That, in a nutshell, is the idea behind the term “prediabetes.”

What does it really mean to have prediabetes?

Given that diabetes is costly, hard to treat, and approaching epidemic levels, it’s not surprising that interest in prediabetes is growing. The majority of people with prediabetes don’t know they have it.

  Living With Diabetes

Diabetes and cardiovascular disease: what’s the link?

Cardiovascular disease is the leading complication and cause of premature death among people with diabetes. Unfortunately, many people with diabetes do not understand the risk of cardiovascular disease or what they can do to help prevent it.

Diabetes: technologies make management easier

Technology offers people with diabetes more options for managing their disease. Even more treatments are on the way. Read here to find out what devices are available and how they work.

Reducing your risk of heart disease when you have diabetes

Until recently, controlling blood glucose was considered the single most important step in treating diabetes. However, new studies indicate that, because diabetes can cause damage to the heart and blood vessels, controlling cardiovascular disease risk factors is equally important.

Taking care of your diabetes when you are sick

Being sick can put all of your activities on hold. You’re forced to stop and take care of yourself. But, if you have diabetes, this demands extra attention.

Diabetes and alcohol: caution when mixing

What are the effects of alcohol on your body if you have diabetes?

  Living With Diabetes (Continued)
Taking care of your diabetes when you are at school or work

When your days are filled with school or work, how can you put your health first and live your life?

Taking care of your diabetes when you are away from home

You have a routine in place to manage diabetes when you’re at home and work. But what about holidays and vacations?

  Diabetes Management Videos
  Special Topics

Diabetes: findings from alternative medicine

A look at new therapies emerging from alternative and complementary medicine.

Erectile dysfunction: a concern for men with diabetes

For roughly half of all men with diabetes, impotence is a painful fact of daily life. The cause: diabetic neuropathy, a nerve disorder that can disrupt the neural pathways responsible for creating and sustaining an erection.

Islet-cell transplants: the end of insulin shots?

For years, daily insulin injections have been the primary treatment for millions of people with diabetes. Research into a new therapy may provide a breakthrough in diabetes care.

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  Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)



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