Diabetes Basics
Who Is on Your Diabetes Care Team?

Who Is on Your Diabetes Care Team?

Understanding different roles in caring for diabetes

Tips for a Diabetes Care Routine

Tips for a Diabetes Care Routine

Tips for optimizing a diabetes management routine

Metabolism and Diabetes

Metabolism and Diabetes

The role metabolism plays in weight management

Me and My A1C?

Me and My A1C?

Tips for better managing the data that comes with diabetes

Focus on Men's Health

Focus on Men's Health

Tips for helping to motivate the men in your life

Dear Diabetes: What Is Postprandial Glucose?

Dear Diabetes: What Is Postprandial Glucose?

The basics of postprandial glucose and A1C

Dear Diabetes: What’s My BMI?

Dear Diabetes: What’s My BMI?

What BMI means for people living with diabetes

Diabetes and Body Temperature

Diabetes and Body Temperature

Does diabetes affect body temperature?

Everyday Challenge: What If I Can’t Exercise Today?

Everyday Challenge: What If I Can’t Exercise Today?

Adding physical activity to a daily routine

Dear Diabetes: What Is a Spirometry Test?

Dear Diabetes: What Is a Spirometry Test?

The basics of measuring lung function

Weighing the Insulin Decision

Weighing the Insulin Decision

Things to consider for people living with type 2 diabetes

Top 10 Reasons to See a Diabetes Educator

Top 10 Reasons to See a Diabetes Educator

Making the most of your partnership with a diabetes educator

5 Things to Discuss with a CDE®

5 Things to Discuss with a CDE®

Make the most of your appointment

 Everyday Challenge: Menstruation and Blood Glucose

Everyday Challenge: Menstruation and Blood Glucose

Managing blood glucose levels during the menstrual cycle

Glasses, Contact Lenses and Blood Sugar Levels

Glasses, Contact Lenses and Blood Sugar Levels

How blood sugar levels may affect prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses

The Members of Your Extended Care Team

The Members of Your Extended Care Team

The roles of extended care team members

Dear Diabetes: What Is Insulin?

Dear Diabetes: What Is Insulin?

An explanation of insulin’s role in the body

Everyday Challenge: Hypoglycemic Hunger

Everyday Challenge: Hypoglycemic Hunger

Managing blood sugar lows and avoiding overeating

Memory, Brain Health & Diabetes

Memory, Brain Health & Diabetes

The links between diabetes and cognitive function

Dear Diabetes: What Is a Fasting Blood Glucose Test?

Dear Diabetes: What Is a Fasting Blood Glucose Test?

The basics of fasting blood glucose testing

Everyday Challenge: Digest This

Everyday Challenge: Digest This

How timing may affect blood sugar management

Dear Diabetes: Storing and Disposing of Supplies

Dear Diabetes: Storing and Disposing of Supplies

Tips for safely and effectively storing and disposing of diabetes supplies

Everyday Challenge: Overnight Blood Sugar Rise

Everyday Challenge: Overnight Blood Sugar Rise

Managing morning blood glucose highs

Dear Diabetes: What Is A1C?

Dear Diabetes: What Is A1C?

The ins and outs (and ups and downs) of A1C

Dear Diabetes: Tracking Blood Glucose

Dear Diabetes: Tracking Blood Glucose

Tips for tracking your blood glucose

Dear Diabetes: Hypoglycemia

Dear Diabetes: Hypoglycemia

Understanding low blood sugar

Dear Diabetes: Hyperglycemia

Dear Diabetes: Hyperglycemia

The basics of high blood sugar

Everyday Challenge: Moody Blues

Everyday Challenge: Moody Blues

The effects of blood glucose levels on emotions and behavior

Skin Care Tips for Diabetes

Skin Care Tips for Diabetes

The basics of skin care for people living with diabetes

Everyday Challenge: The Exercise Blood Sugar Conundrum

Everyday Challenge: The Exercise Blood Sugar Conundrum

Understanding blood sugar levels after exercise

Hypertension and Diabetes

Hypertension and Diabetes

High blood pressure and diabetes

Dear Diabetes: Understanding Ketones

Dear Diabetes: Understanding Ketones

Understanding the basics of ketones

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Training

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Training

Why Diabetes Self-Management Training may be important

Getting out of a Diabetes Rut

Getting out of a Diabetes Rut

Ideas for getting unstuck from a diabetes rut

Are You in a Diabetes Rut?

Are You in a Diabetes Rut?

Recognizing the signs of being in a diabetes rut

Dear Diabetes: It’s Complicated

Dear Diabetes: It’s Complicated

Many factors affect daily highs and lows

Dear Diabetes: Will My Insulin Dose Change?

Dear Diabetes: Will My Insulin Dose Change?

Why therapeutic insulin dosage is adjusted

Dear Diabetes: How is Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosed?

Dear Diabetes: How is Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosed?

How type 2 diabetes is diagnosed

Dear Diabetes: What Is Celiac Disease?

Dear Diabetes: What Is Celiac Disease?

Understanding the basics of celiac disease

Dear Diabetes: What Is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Dear Diabetes: What Is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Understanding diabetic neuropathy

Dear Diabetes: Storing Insulin

Dear Diabetes: Storing Insulin

Storage tips for insulin

Dear Diabetes: What Is Metabolic Syndrome?

Dear Diabetes: What Is Metabolic Syndrome?

Understanding metabolic syndrome

How Do You Know?

How Do You Know?

What are the symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Diabetes Rights: 504 Plans

Diabetes Rights: 504 Plans

A d-mom & author discusses safety plans for kids

Understanding LADA

Understanding LADA

Catherine Price investigates LADA or type 1.5

Students with Diabetes: College Bound!

Students with Diabetes: College Bound!

An off-to-college checklist focused on diabetes

What I Didn’t Expect …

What I Didn’t Expect …

D-blogger Kerri Sparling talks pregnancy surprises

Dear Diabetes: The Smell of Insulin

Dear Diabetes: The Smell of Insulin

An explanation for why insulin smells like Band-Aids

Dear Diabetes: Weather

Dear Diabetes: Weather

Does the weather affect diabetes?

Dear Diabetes: Emotions and Blood Sugar

Dear Diabetes: Emotions and Blood Sugar

Dear Diabetes: Do emotions affect blood sugar?

The D-Empowered Patient

The D-Empowered Patient

How patient checklists may improve hospital stays

Dear Diabetes: Frozen Shoulder

Dear Diabetes: Frozen Shoulder

Understanding diabetic frozen shoulder

App Happy!

App Happy!

D-Blogger Kerri Sparling picks a few favorite apps

Dear Diabetes: Definitions

Dear Diabetes: Definitions

How do juvenile diabetes & adult-onset diabetes differ?

Eyes on Diabetes

Eyes on Diabetes

Helping to prevent diabetes eye complications

Diabetes & the Doctor’s Appointment

Diabetes & the Doctor’s Appointment

Tips to make your doctor’s appointment even better

Dear Diabetes: Different for Men?

Dear Diabetes: Different for Men?

Does diabetes affect men differently than women?

Dear Diabetes: Does Stress Affect Diabetes?

Dear Diabetes: Does Stress Affect Diabetes?

How and why stress may affect people living with diabetes

Dear Diabetes: Different for Women?

Dear Diabetes: Different for Women?

Does diabetes affect women differently than men?

Understanding Diabetes Research

Understanding Diabetes Research

Confused by diabetes studies? You’re not alone

Dear Diabetes: Altitude

Dear Diabetes: Altitude

Does high altitude affect diabetes?

Dear Diabetes: 'Best' Finger?

Dear Diabetes: 'Best' Finger?

Is one finger better than another for blood sugar testing?

Just Diagnosed: What’s Next?

Just Diagnosed: What’s Next?

A listing of resources for those newly diagnosed with diabetes

Hanging on to My Diabetes Zen

Hanging on to My Diabetes Zen

ADA Scientific Sessions: a personal account

Dear Diabetes: Heavy Exercise

Dear Diabetes: Heavy Exercise

Why heavy exercise may affect blood sugar differently from other activities