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Diabetes Awareness -- March 17, 2008 -- Dr. Peter A. DiCorleto


Diabetes Awareness
Peter A. DiCorleto, MD, Internal Medicine
Middle Tennessee Medical Center
Monday, March 17, 2008

Understanding diabetes is the first step to managing it. Get information on diabetes causes, risk factors, warning signs, and prevention tips.

What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes Overview

Find information on diabetes from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.


What Are the Causes of Diabetes?

Diabetes occurs when the body cannot regulate blood sugars. Are the causes for type 1 and type 2 diabetes different? Find out.

Are You at Risk?

Are You at Risk for Diabetes?

A family history and age increases the risk for type 2 diabetes. Read what other risk you have; you may be surprised to find that there are some risk factors for type 2 diabetes that you can change.

Are You at Risk for Gestational Diabetes?

Learn about risk factors for diabetes in pregnancy.


Diabetes Prevention

Type 1 diabetes can't be prevented, but type 2 diabetes has modifiable risk factors which can help you lower your risk for the disease. Find out how.

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Did you know that despite having the risks for developing diabetes, some steps can help in preventing type 2 diabetes?  Get information on type 2 diabetes prevention from the National Institutes of Health. This link will take you to their web site.


Diabetes Symptoms

Over 6 million people in the U.S. (both adults and children) have undiagnosed diabetes. Are you living with the symptoms of diabetes? Learn the symptoms of diabetes.

Warning Signs

Diabetes Warning Signs

Increased hunger, unexplained weight loss, frequent urination -- these red flags may indicate early symptoms of diabetes. Read more.


Type 1 Diabetes

In type 1 diabetes, previously known as juvenile diabetes, the body's immune system destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes accounting for 90%-95% of people with diabetes. It's been seen more in children with diabetes too. How can too much insulin (insulin resistant) result in this disease?

Prediabetes and Insulin Resistance

Are you one of the 41 million people in the U.S. with prediabetes (impaired glucose tolerance)?  Are you aware that this condition also increases the risk of heart disease read more.

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy and affects about 4% of all pregnancies. It increases complications for mother and baby. Get the facts.


Learn the Importance of Diabetes Foot Care

Uncontrolled diabetes may damage nerves, making it harder to notice foot problems due to diabetes that can eventually require amputation.

Infections and Diabetes

Diabetes may make the body more vulnerable to skin infections and other illnesses.

Insulin Resistance

Find out about insulin resistance and its dangerous ties to heart disease.

Skin Problems and Diabetes

Up to a third of diabetes patients have diabetes-related skin problems at some point in their lives. Get the facts.

Eye Problems, Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure

Eye Problems, Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure

Blood Conditions

Hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia and ketoacidosis


Diagnosing Type 2 Diabetes

Learn how doctors diagnose type 2 diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes

Are you worried about diabetes during pregnancy?  How is this diagnosed? Find out why it's important to know about diagnosing diabetes during pregnancy. 

Related Web Site: Detection and Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy

Want more details on gestational diabetes? Here is some advanced reading. You'll exit WebMD to reach this web site, which is a PDF file.


How to Do Blood Glucose Tests

Learn how diabetes patients can test their blood glucose levels - and why they should be monitoring blood sugars regularly.

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

Get the facts on this diabetes test, which is given after the patient fasts for 8-16 hours.

Hemoglobin A1C Test

The hemoglobin A1C blood test checks how well your diabetes has been recently been controlled.

Urine Tests for Kidney Disease in Diabetes

Diabetes patients often take urine tests to check for diabetes-related kidney disease and severe hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).

Children With Type 2 Diabetes: Exams & Tests

Kids may not have obvious symptoms before being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.


Insulin Treatment for Diabetes

People with type 1 diabetes aren't the only ones who use insulin. Learn how insulin is used to treat various forms of diabetes.

Oral Diabetes Medications

What prescription drugs can you take to control diabetes?

Gestational Diabetes Treatment

Find out how diabetes in pregnancy is managed.

Video: Insulin Pump for Preschoolers

This video explores use of insulin pumps in young children with diabetes.

Alternative Medicine for Diabetes

Learn about supplements and herbal medicines for diabetes

Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Diabetes

Acupuncture, biofeedback, and more approaches are covered by the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse.

Transplants for Diabetes

Information about islet cell and pancreas transplants to treat diabetes.


7 Principles for Controlling Diabetes for Life

Use these seven steps from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for lifelong diabetes management.

Your Diabetes Doctors

Your diabetes health care team starts with you. Find out who else is on the squad.

Diabetes Foot Care

Learn why it's so important for diabetes patients to take care of their feet.

Living and Coping

Sick Day Management for Diabetes

Feeling ill? Diabetes patients may need special care.

Stress and Diabetes

These six tips may help keep stress from undermining diabetes management.

Exercise: Diabetes Guidelines

Learn how exercise can help control diabetes.

Sample Menu for Diabetes

Get a sample diabetes meal plan for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

Travel Tips for Diabetes

A little planning may make your journeys more enjoyable. Get up to speed before you hit the road.

Pregnancy & Diabetes

Planning a pregnancy? Here's what you need to know if you have diabetes.

Healthy Eating

Eating healthy with diabetes.

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