There are many risk factors that lead to diabetes, but in general diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both.  In many cases, people working together with their support network and their health care providers can take steps to control diabetes and lower the risk of complications.

25.8 million people, or 8.3% of the U.S population, have diabetes.
18.8 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes.
But 7.0 million people have not been diagnosed at all.

Diet, insulin, and oral medication that lower blood glucose levels are the foundation of diabetes treatment and management. Patient education and self-care practices are also important aspects of disease management that help people with diabetes lead normal lives.  Diabetic News Today consolidates the information you need to support your health if you are diabetic, pre-diabetic or at risk for diabetes:

 

 awareness  wellness  fitness

Diabetes is a common disease, yet every individual needs unique care. We encourage people with diabetes and their families to learn as much as possible about the latest medical therapies and approaches, as well as healthy lifestyle choices. Good communication with a team of experts can help you feel in control and respond to changing needs. We hope you choose Diabetic News as an informational resource to compliment your team.