Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause health problems, such as heart disease, nerve damage, eye problems, and kidney disease. You can take steps to prevent diabetes or manage it.
An estimated 30.3 million people in the United States, or 9.4 percent of the population, have diabetes. About one in four people with diabetes don’t know they have the disease. An estimated 84.1 million Americans aged 18 years or older have prediabetes.
- A1C Test & Diabetes
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring
- Diabetes & Foot Problems
- Diabetes & Pregnancy
- Diabetes & Sexual & Urologic Problems
- Diabetes Diet, Eating, & Physical Activity
- Diabetes, Gum Disease, & Other Dental Problems
- Diabetes, Heart Disease, & Stroke
- Diabetes Tests & Diagnosis
- Diabetic Eye Disease
- Diabetic Kidney Disease
- Financial Help for Diabetes Care
- Gestational Diabetes
- Insulin, Medicines, & Other Diabetes Treatments
- Low Blood Glucose (Hypoglycemia)
- Managing Diabetes
- Monogenic Forms of Diabetes: Neonatal Diabetes & MODY
- Nerve Damage (Diabetic Neuropathies)
- Pancreatic Islet Transplantation
- Prediabetes & Insulin Resistance
- Preventing Diabetes Problems
Healthy Moments Radio
Listen to health tips from Dr. Rodgers in his weekly 1-minute episodes.
- Why Should I Join Ongoing COVID-19 Vaccine Trials?
- COVID-19: What We Know So Far
- How Can I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Research Discoveries & News
- Preventive treatment reduces diabetic retinopathy complications
- Celebrating the discovery and development of insulin
- Story of discovery: how different medications for diabetes and obesity emerged from basic research on one pancreatic hormone
- Surgical and drug treatment options lead to similar outcomes for diabetic eye disease