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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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Risks of Diabetes

The risk of diabetes increases with age. Learn more about the risk of diabetes in this article.


Quiz: What are the unique health concerns of elderly people with diabetes?

 Quiz: What are the unique health concerns of elderly people with diabetes?

The prevalence of diabetes health complications is staggering in the elderly population. Take this quiz and learn about diabetes and the elderly. See more »

Quiz: Can you eat sweets if you have diabetes?

 Quiz: Can you eat sweets if you have diabetes?

Diabetes and sugar don't always go together, but sweeteners can be consumed by people with diabetes. Take this quiz to learn about eating sweets and having diabetes. See more »

 How to Avoid Hypoglycemia

Do you know how to avoid hypoglycemia? Find out how to avoid hypoglycemia in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors

Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors are great treatment options for those with high glucose levels. Get facts about Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors. See more »

 Diabetic Nephropathy

Diabetic nephropathy can exist for many years before doctors can detect it. Get tips for preventing and treating diabetic nephropathy from Discovery Health. See more »

 Diabetes Survey

Take this diabetes survey to get a better understanding of this common disease. Learn more about diabetes from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Diabetic Diets 101

 Diabetic Diets 101

Diabetic diets differ greatly from regular weight loss diets. Learn more about diabetic diets at HowStuffWorks. See more »

 Download a Diabetes Podcast

Download this diabetes podcast for more information that could benefit your overall health. Learn more about download a diabetes podcast from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 Diabetic Retinopathy + Blindness

Diabetic retinopathy and blindness can be prevented if detected early. Learn how to care for your eyes if you have diabetes from Discovery Health. See more »

 Frozen Shoulder and Diabetes

Frozen shoulder can come on after an injury or stroke. Learn what frozen shoulder is and how it affects people with diabetes. See more »