Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body's ability to produce and/or use insulin.
Not sure what that means? This is the place to find out. We've covered all the basics here—and you'll find plenty of links to more in-depth information on a variety of topics and issues.
Discover why this form of diabetes (previously known as juvenile diabetes) is usually diagnosed in childhood.
Familiarize yourself with the risks, causes, symptoms, and treatments for this increasingly common disease.
Expecting? Learn why women who have never had diabetes may be at risk during pregnancy.
Concerned about your health or the health of a loved one? Learn about the symptoms of diabetes that you should watch out for.
Reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes through lifestyle changes.
Become familiar with terms commonly used when discussing diabetes.
Find answers to all your questions about living with diabetes.
Find out what leads to diabetes and the genetic links that may be factors.
Clear up some common misunderstandings about the causes and effects of diabetes.
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