Featured Articles : Diabetes

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 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
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
April 05, 2019

Lifestyle changes key to delaying or preventing type 2 diabetes

In the U.S., about 10 percent of the population has type 2 diabetes. Even more surprising? Nearly one in four people...

Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

Personal Story

Kady Helme speaks about her experience with type 1 diabetes.
April 24, 2017

Artificial pancreas: An incredible burden has been lifted

Kady Helme can't remember a time in her life when she didn't take care of her own type 1...

Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Personal Story, Technology Breakthroughs
Nick Jonas
April 24, 2017

Nick Jonas talks life with type 1 diabetes

Nick Jonas is a hit singer, songwriter, producer, and actor. He's also one of the approximately 1.25 million Americans living...

Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Celebrity, Personal Story, Hero Feature