Ask an Expert FAQs — Your Diabetes Questions Answered

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Diabetes is not a one-size-fits-all disease. Age, gender, other health issues – these and many other things can affect how diabetes manifests itself in your body. These variances can prompt endless questions throughout a lifetime of diabetes management. But there is one thing you can be sure of – you are not alone. There is always someone else who has the same questions.

Whether you are newly diagnosed, experienced, or are helping to care for someone who has diabetes, these frequently asked questions are your starting place to finding out what you want to know about diabetes and how to effectively manage it. But remember, your primary care physician is the best person to answer your specific questions about your specific situation.

Select a category below to see the answers to over 50 frequently asked questions. If you can't find what you're looking for, submit your question to our diabetes experts.
 

 

Blood Glucose Monitoring

Children's Issues

Coping and Emotional Issues

Exercise

Food and Nutrition

Gestational Diabetes

Complications

Insulin & Pumping Issues

Insurance and Financial Issues
Oral Medications

Prediabetes

Sexual Issues

Type 1

Type 2

Vision

Men's Issues

Women's Issues

Weight Issues

Other
 

 

Last Modified Date: February 25, 2013

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