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Fast Facts: Live Well With Diabetes

Sonya Collins

You know diet is a key part of diabetes care, but what kind of diet?

How to live well with diabetes

Mayo Clinic

Type 2 diabetes can be easy to ignore, especially in the early stages. But diabetes affects many major organs, including your heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys. It’s important to control your blood sugar levels to prevent complications and live well with diabetes.

27 Things No One Tells You About Having Diabetes


The average person knows very little about the realities of life with this chronic condition—which is not easy (or cheap) to manage, by any means.

Pricks and Needles: What Living With Type 1 Diabetes Is Like

Anthony Adragna

Back in early 2001, I was a happy, but slightly overweight, 13-year-old boy. Just before the summer I decided to start eating less junk food in hopes of shedding a couple of pounds from my 135-pound frame. I got results quickly -- and my weight kept dropping.

Diabetes and Mental Health


When managing diabetes, make sure you’re taking care of your mind, too! Learn about the link between diabetes and mental health:

Diabetes Distress: Why It’s Common and What We Can Do About It!

Varun Iyengar and Adam Brown

Providers and caregivers can help PWD by providing a sense of hope, and more.

Could Type 2 diabetes be managed with a simple outpatient procedure? Penn doctors investigate.

Stacey Burling

Gregory Ginsberg, a Penn Medicine doctor, is exploring a new frontier in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Breakthrough diabetes insulin drug developed with help from Buffalo

Scott Scanlon

Some people watch what they eat. Paige and Tanner Szczesek have to watch when they eat.

Time’s up! 1 in 3 American adults has prediabetes. Could it be you?

American Medical Association

Wait, So What is Prediabetes?

Do you know how much physical activity you should get to manage your diabetes?


You may be surprised at how a little time can make a big difference

Understanding A1C

American Diabetes Association

It’s called the A1C test, and it’s a powerhouse.

Here's what to ask your health care team about in light of COVID-19!

American Diabetes Association

The CDC has determined that COVID-19 is a serious public health threat—and older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions, including diabetes, are at a higher risk of experiencing complications and getting very sick from it.

How to Save Money on Diabetes Care


Diabetes costs can really add up. Find out how you can save money on medicine, supplies, and treatment and still get the care you need.

You’ve probably thought of using an app to track your blood sugar.


But did you know there are other ways apps can help you manage #diabetes?