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Diabetes in Asian Americans: Type-What?
Even though type 1 and type 2 diabetes are different conditions, they can look similar in young Asian Americans. These similarities can make it hard for some doctors to diagnose this population.
Shallow Breath and Swelling Blood Sugar
Children who are struggling with both diabetes and asthma have to deal with more than shortness of breath; some of them seem to have a harder time keeping their blood sugar under control.
Preparing for Pregnancy with Diabetes
For women with diabetes, pregnancy can be an especially stressful time. That's why it is important for these mothers to learn how to keep both themselves and their babies healthy.
Longer Lasting Insulin
Many diabetes patients struggle with the regular inconvenience of taking multiple insulin injections every day. However, change  is on the way!
The Key is in the Pee
Scientists have developed a simple home urine test that can determine if patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are producing their own insulin.
Not Yet Suitable for Children
A simple blood glucose test commonly used to diagnose diabetes and pre-diabetes may not be the best method for diagnosing diabetes in children, according to a new study from the University of Michigan.
Retinopathy: Not Just for Diabetics
Once thought of as a diabetics-only eye disease, retinopathy can affect those whose blood glucose levels are higher than normal on a consistent basis.
Learning from History
In recognition of Black History Month we're taking a look at diseases for which African-Americans are at higher risk -- and what to do about them.
Knock, Knock: It's Nocturia
Nocturia, a condition in which individuals experience the frequent need to urinate throughout the night during sleeping hours, affects one in five U.S. men.
Diabetes: It Isn't Getting Better
Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and another 79 million have prediabetes. That's about 30 percent of all Americans with a diabetes problem.