National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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NIDDK’s Joseph Courtney, Ph.D., who worked with Dr. Bax on the study, breathes into a sealed box while wearing a mask.
June 30, 2021

New study finds another good reason to wear a mask

We know that when we wear a face mask, we protect ourselves and others from the virus that causes COVID-19....

April 28, 2020

The hidden epidemic of prediabetes

You could have prediabetes and not even know it. More than one in three adult Americans—approximately 88 million—have the condition, but 90% don...

Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

April 15, 2020

3 key research highlights from NIH’s diabetes branch

Can taking a daily vitamin D supplement prevent diabetes? Which is better for lowering your risk of diabetes: lifestyle changes...

Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes
Actress Viola Davis narrates for the documentary “A Touch of Sugar,” which focuses on type 2 diabetes awareness.*
April 13, 2020

Viola Davis on confronting prediabetes and becoming her own health advocate

Acclaimed actress and producer Viola Davis is a true triple threat as a performer.  Her work has won her...

Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

April 08, 2020

New options for treating type 2 diabetes in kids and teens

Helping kids with diabetes is a passion for National Institutes of Health (NIH) clinical researcher Stephanie Chung, M.B.B...

Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes
April 02, 2020

Diabetes: What you need to know

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, a disease that causes high blood sugar. Normally, your body produces insulin, a hormone...


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
January 30, 2020

What happens when your thyroid doesn’t work correctly?

January is National Thyroid Awareness Month, which brings attention to the small, butterfly-shaped gland in your neck.   The thyroid...


Acid reflux treatment helped teacher Laurie Hayes improve her vocal issues.
January 27, 2020

Finding her voice: A teacher’s heartburn experience

For nearly 20 years, Laurie Hayes struggled with losing her voice. The preschool teacher, who once sang in local bands, never...

January 24, 2020

Acid reflux, Heartburn, and GERD: What’s the difference?

You feel something rising in your throat. It burns and tastes acidic. Now you feel it behind your breastbone. Is...


Personal Story

Alison Lee was diagnosed with lupus at 16 years old.
July 12, 2018

A patient's kidney transplant journey

Alison Lee is a fighter. She has fought lupus, kidney failure, and cancer—all in just 35 short years. Alison was diagnosed...

Kidney Transplant, Personal Story
October 13, 2017

Love and life without gluten

Rose Perry and Jack Gottschalk are partners. They also both have celiac disease, an immune condition in which you have...

Celiac Disease, Personal Story