DIABETES

Understand diabetes and how your body uses insulin to handle glucose. You'll also find information about the impact of diabetes on other systems in the body.

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Overview of Diabetes

If you suffer from diabetes, your healthcare professional can help you find the best treatment for you illness. Learn more facts about diabetes, prevention, and treatment.

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  • The Ultimate Diabetes and Food Labels Quiz
    The Ultimate Diabetes and Food Labels Quiz

    Almost all food products in the United States have food labels, but making sense of these labels can be tricky. Following these labels can be even trickier if you're on a diet to manage your diabetes. Take this quiz and learn how to read nutrition facts labels. See more »

  • The Ultimate Diabetes and Hemochromatosis Quiz
    The Ultimate Diabetes and Hemochromatosis Quiz

    Hemochromatosis should get more press than it receives. A condition that frequently goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, it can have severe and even life-threatening consequences if untreated. In fact, many people go about a good portion of their lives without a proper diagnosis. Of importance for people with diabetes, hemochromatosis, if untreated, mimics the symptoms of diabetes and can be misdiagnosed as such. Take this quiz and learn about hemochromatosis. See more »

  • The Ultimate Diabetes and Losing Weight Quiz
    The Ultimate Diabetes and Losing Weight Quiz

    Losing weight may simply be the most important thing you can do to help with diabetes management. Although losing weight is difficult and involves huge lifestyle changes, you may not actually have to lose as much weight as you think. Relatively small amounts of weight loss can drastically improve your blood glucose management. Take this quiz and learn how losing weight can improve your diabetes. See more »

  • The Ultimate Diabetes and Race Statistics Quiz
    The Ultimate Diabetes and Race Statistics Quiz

    Diabetes afflicts people of all races and ethnicities. The rate of diabetes in different groups, however, is not consistent. In the United States, certain races and ethnicities have higher incidences of diabetes and diabetes-related health complications. Take this quiz and learn about the statistics related to diabetes and race. See more »

  • The Ultimate Diabetes and Skin Quiz
    The Ultimate Diabetes and Skin Quiz

    Diabetes affects the whole body, including your skin. People with diabetes are at risk for commonly occurring skin conditions. There are also several skin conditions that are exclusive to those with diabetes, such as diabetic dermopathy. Take this quiz and learn how to identify various skin conditions related to diabetes. See more »

  • The Ultimate Diabetes and Smoking Quiz
    The Ultimate Diabetes and Smoking Quiz

    It's no big surprise, you've heard it all before: Smoking is not good for your health. It causes a vast array of health complications and places you at risk for a variety of different cancers. Add diabetes to the equation and health complications pile up. Take this quiz and learn why, once and for all, smoking is so disastrous for your health. See more »

  • The Ultimate Diabetes and Stress Quiz
    The Ultimate Diabetes and Stress Quiz

    Everyone lives with stress. Traffic, children, work and financial woes affect us all, in one way or another. Add a diagnosis of a chronic health condition such as diabetes to the table, and the stress may feel overwhelming at times. It is important, however, to keep your stress at bay, especially when you have diabetes. Take this quiz and find out why managing stress is so important. See more »

  • The Ultimate Diabetes and the Heart Quiz
    The Ultimate Diabetes and the Heart Quiz

    One of the most important organs in the body, the heart can be negatively affected by diabetes and health complications related to diabetes, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. It is vital that you protect your heart, especially if you have diabetes. Take this quiz and learn how diabetes affects heart health. See more »

  • The Ultimate Diabetes Blood Tests Quiz
    The Ultimate Diabetes Blood Tests Quiz

    Several different types of blood tests can help your doctor confirm a diabetes diagnosis or whether your diabetes management plan is effective. All blood tests are relatively simple and easy to understand. Take this quiz and learn how your doctor assesses your blood glucose levels. See more »

  • The Ultimate Diabetes Diet Quiz
    The Ultimate Diabetes Diet Quiz

    If you have diabetes, you should take your diet very seriously. A well-balanced and maintained diet can greatly impact your quality of life and overall health. Take charge of your diabetes and follow the recommended diabetes diet laid out by your health professional. You can also take this quiz and learn how to eat your way to health, even with diabetes. See more »

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