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 and Diabetes
- Carbohydrate Counting and Diabetes
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring
- Diabetes and Foot Problems
- Diabetes and Pregnancy
- Diabetes and Sexual and Urologic Problems
- Diabetes Diet, Eating, and Physical Activity
- Diabetes, Gum Disease, and Other Dental Problems
- Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke
- Diabetes Tests and Diagnosis
- Diabetes Tests for People of African, Mediterranean, or Southeast Asian Descent
- Diabetic Eye Disease
- Diabetic Kidney Disease
- Financial Help for Diabetes Care
- Gestational Diabetes
- Insulin, Medicines, and Other Diabetes Treatments
- Low Blood Glucose (Hypoglycemia)
- Managing Diabetes
- Monogenic Forms of Diabetes: Neonatal Diabetes and MODY
- Nerve Damage (Diabetic Neuropathies)
- Pancreatic Islet Transplantation
- Prediabetes and Insulin Resistance
- Preventing Diabetes Problems
National Diabetes Education Program
Healthy Moments Radio
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- Diabetes and Heart Disease –Are You At Risk?
Research Discoveries & News
- NIH publishes the largest genomic study on type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan African populations
- Drug delays type 1 diabetes in people at high risk
- Improvements in insulin release wane after treatment stops in adults with early type 2 diabetes
- NIH-funded trial finds vitamin D does not prevent type 2 diabetes in people at high risk