Diabetes Articles

What I Wish I Had Known When I Was Diagnosed With Diabetes

By Jeanette Terry No Comments

Find empowering wisdom and practical tips from a woman who has lived successfully with type 1 diabetes for many years.

What's the Deal With Peanut Butter?

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

Amy Campbell, CDE, is a registered dietitian and the author of several books about diabetes, including 16 Myths of a Diabetic Diet and Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Nutrition and Meal Planning.
As a child…

Vegetables on Half of Your Plate? Yes, You Can!

By Jewels Doskicz No Comments

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to dig into a plate that is brimming with vegetables—nor does eating veggies have to be a sufferfest. It’s easier and yummier than you may think.

Talking to Your Doctor: I Didn’t Tell My Doctor What Another Doctor Said About My Medication

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells what to consider before withholding information from your physician.

Conjunctivitis: Having Diabetes Can Raise Your Risk

By Amy Campbell No Comments

Learn how you can help prevent this common eye problem, and see the warning signs to watch for.

Inhalable Insulin: Is It Worth Puffing?

By Jewels Doskicz 2 Comments

Learn pros and cons about this needle-free way to get rapid-acting insulin.

Newly Diagnosed: Taking Medication for Life? How to Accept, How to Cope

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

If caring for your chronic condition feels like a life sentence, Dr. Gary's advice can help.

How to Cope With Chronic Illness Anxiety

By Lana Barhum No Comments

Anxiety often goes hand in hand with chronic illness. A woman who has faced both has wise advice that can help you.

Kick the Can: My Week Without Diet Soda

By Kent Peterson 1 Comment

If you've been trying to get rid of your soda habit, check out some of these tips from someone who's tried it!

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Diabetes in Movies

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 1 Comment

Check out some of these popular portrayals of diabetes on screen, and find out what they got right (and wrong).

Talking to Your Doctor: How Well Am I Describing My Symptoms?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary has tips to help you get the right treatment when it’s hard to explain how you feel.

Healthy Snacking Is Possible

By Tom Betar No Comments

We all love snacks, but it’s important to have a good handle on our snacking habits before they get out of control.

Managing Tingling and Pain in Your Hands and Feet

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

Around 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes develop some sort of neuropathy (nerve damage) according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Those with the highest risk…

Free Foods That Don't Raise Blood Sugar

By Amy Campbell 1 Comment

There really are foods you can eat that have no (or at least little) impact on your blood sugar. They’re typically called “free foods” and chances are you’re already familiar with at least a few…

Diabetes Drug May Fight Parkinson’s Disease Too

By Kent Peterson No Comments

Experts say it could do more than previous Parkinson’s treatments. Here's what we know so far.

Talking to Your Doctor: How to Have the Antidepressant/Anti-Anxiety Medication Conversation

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary has tips to help you make an informed decision about taking mental health medicine.