Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is diabetes?
  2. How does diabetes occur?
  3. How many people have diabetes?
  4. What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
  5. Is there a type of diabetes that is associated with pregnancy?
  6. What causes diabetes?
  7. Who is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes?
  8. Can diabetes be prevented?
  9. What is pre-diabetes?
  10. How can weight loss and exercise help?
  11. What steps can I take to lose weight to prevent type 2 diabetes?
  12. Are diet and exercise beneficial even after diabetes develops?
  13. Can lifestyle changes help older people avoid diabetes?
  14. What are the signs of diabetes?
  15. How do doctors diagnose diabetes and pre-diabetes?
  16. When should I be tested for diabetes?
  17. How do I take care of my diabetes every day?
  18. What kind of meal plan should a person with diabetes follow?
  19. How important is exercise in controlling diabetes?
  20. If I have diabetes, should I avoid all sweets and sugars?
  21. How important is exercise in controlling diabetes?
  22. What types of exercise should I do?
  23. What kinds of medication do people take for diabetes?
  24. How is insulin taken?
  25. How are diabetes pills taken?
  26. What are the ABCs of diabetes?
  27. Why is the A1C test important in managing diabetes?
  28. Does Medicare help pay for services and supplies for people with diabetes?
  29. What are clinical trials?
  30. What diabetes clinical trials are currently underway?
  31. Why do people participate in clinical trials?
  32. How do I find more information about participating in an NIH diabetes-related trial?

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