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Diabetes

If you have diabetes, no matter what type, it means you have too much glucose in your blood, although the reasons may differ. Too much glucose can lead to serious health problems.

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I've been diagnosed with prediabetes. What does that mean?

Prediabetes means your blood sugar levels are not high enough to be classified as Type 2 diabetes, but still indicate a need for change. In this Q&A, learn about risk factors, when to get tested and what your next steps should be.

Tara Wilde RDN By Tara Wilde November 21, 2022

How to live well with diabetes

Type 2 diabetes can affect your body’s major organs. Learn about achieving three goals that can help protect them so you can have a healthy, enjoyable life.

Lynsi Romportl NP By Lynsi Romportl April 19, 2022

Closing the loop with insulin pumps

Monitoring and responding to blood sugar levels can be a heavy burden for people living with diabetes. Learn about the benefits of a hybrid closed loop insulin pump.

Omar El Kawkgi, M.B., B.Ch. By Omar El Kawkgi March 29, 2022

Diabetes: 4 steps to put your best foot forward

A complication of diabetes is restricted blood flow to your feet. Follow these steps to develop a daily foot care routine to minimize infection and injury.

Stephanie Kvas DPM By Stephanie Kvas March 3, 2022

Can children develop Type 2 diabetes?

Over the past 20 years, Type 2 diabetes has been on the rise, especially in children. Get the risk factors, and learn steps to take to prevent your child from developing it.

Katie Swanson, APRN, C.N.P., M.S.N By Katie Swanson July 26, 2021

Small changes lead to improved health with Type 2 diabetes

Mark Kelsmit's journey toward a healthier lifestyle began when some unsettling symptoms and and a blood sugar test revealed he had Type 2 diabetes.

July 8, 2019

Tips for living well with Type 2 diabetes

It can come as a shock to be diagnosed with a long-term illness. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless, but it’s important to know how to manage those feelings and learn how to cope with the daily stress of living with Type 2 diabetes.

April 3, 2019

Diabetes education classes lead to improved quality of life

Ken Moore had lost his get-up-and-go. His wife said he had no motivation and should see a doctor. That's when he learned he had Type 2 diabetes.

March 12, 2019

Diabetes: Definition, prevention and warning signs

The topic of diabetes becoming a serious concern in the U.S. is nothing new. The good news is that Type 2 diabetes, which accounts for the vast majority of diagnosed diabetes cases, can be delayed or even prevented. And if you’ve already been diagnosed, you may be able to manage the condition with a healthy lifestyle and without medication.

Allyn Wergin RDN By Allyn Wergin December 31, 2018

Life with diabetes: What happens as we age?

If you have diabetes, you might encounter the effects of complications as you move into the latter part of your life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50 percent of adults age 65 and older have prediabetes and 25 percent have diabetes.

Lynn Severson, N.P., C.D.E. By Lynn Severson March 1, 2018

Caring for a loved one with diabetes

Oftentimes in a diabetic person's life, he or she may need the help of a loved one. A diabetic person encounters many stages in life. Sure, it can be difficult at times, but the more prepared you are, the better you can handle the situation.

Kristi Stemsrud PAC By Kristi Stemsrud December 12, 2017

Quarterback shuts out Type I diabetes

Between school, football, farming and living the life of a high school senior, Jack Gadient manages Type I diabetes, which he was diagnosed with when he was 7.

November 30, 2017