National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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People with type 1 diabetes must take insulin every day. One way to do this is with an insulin pen injection.
April 23, 2024

Type 1 diabetes: What you need to know

More than 37 million Americans have diabetes, which causes high blood sugar. Normally, your body produces insulin, a hormone that helps...

Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes
As someone with type 1 diabetes, country artist Eric Paslay says technology has transformed how he manages the disease.
April 16, 2024

Eric Paslay doesn’t miss a note living with type 1 diabetes

Singer and songwriter Eric Paslay may have chosen a different career path than his original dream of pediatrics, but he’s...

Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes

NIDDK Director Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P., hosts
February 09, 2023

Healthy Moments shares reliable information in quick bites

Getting the word out about science-based, healthy lifestyle tips is a challenge. People are short on time and bombarded with...

Health Information
NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers is a prominent researcher in the treatment of sickle cell disease.
February 07, 2023

Meet the Director: Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

How does an expert on blood diseases become the head of a “diabetes institute”? That’s a question Griffin P. Rodgers,...

Meet the Director, Diabetes

October 12, 2021

By the numbers: Ovarian cancer

Up to 25% of ovarian cancers result from inherited mutations in certain genes. Using birth control pills for five or more...

Ovarian Cancer
September 20, 2021

Fast facts about hypothyroidism

Nearly 5% of Americans over the age of 12 have hypothyroidism. It is most common in women. Hashimoto's disease is a...


September 16, 2021

Hypothyroidism vs. hyperthyroidism: What’s the difference?

Hypothyroidism (or underactive thyroid) When your thyroid gland doesn't make enough thyroid hormone May cause weight gain, constipation, slowed...

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that wraps around the trachea, or breathing tube.
September 14, 2021

Hypothyroidism research: A long-term effort

Hypothyroidism can be a complicated disease on its own and require daily medication in most cases and surgery in more...


Children and adults with type 1 diabetes have to measure their blood sugar multiple times a day.
August 30, 2021

New drug may slow or prevent type 1 diabetes

A recent study has found that a drug may delay the start of type 1 diabetes in people who are high...

Type 1 Diabetes
 Henry B. Burch, M.D., is a program director at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
August 25, 2021

Why the internet can’t diagnose your thyroid problem

Nearly five out of 100 Americans over the age of 12 have hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid. Because the condition is common,...


Personal Story

Ali Palmer was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, which causes an underactive thyroid, last year.
August 19, 2021

Ali Palmer’s new perspective on beauty

Ali Palmer has always been active. She has a small, athletic build and even worked at a fitness studio during...

Hypothyroidism, Personal Story, Women
March 25, 2020

Turning things around: An 18-year-old’s inspiring advice for managing type 2 diabetes

Chris Davenport is only 18, but he understands how hard it can be to improve your health when you're also...

Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Personal Story