Learn the Diabetes ABC's

Knowledge about the basic metabolic and physiological processes occurring in a diabetic body is extremely important in preventing, delaying, and properly managing the disease. Understanding the fundamental differences between the different types of diabetes is also a necessary base in learning how to prevent and manage the disease.

Here you can find information about type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, as well as closely related precursors to type 2 diabetes that are its most incontrovertible risk factors, such as insulin resistance, prediabetes and metabolic syndrome. You will also find information about how to properly diagnose diabetes, such as with an A1C test.

Resources about biological processes, organs, hormones, sugars and other compounds that are important in both diabetic prevention and management are described below. Insulin, the pancreas and endocrine system, glucose homeostasis, hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia,  glucagon and glycogen, and glucose, are some of the important topics we encourage you to learn more about.

Learn More About the Specifics of Diabetes


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Knowledge is power, and action taken from that knowledge produces results. We invite you to explore our site and arm yourself with the important knowledge and support you need to prevent diabetes, manage the disease, and better understand the connection diabetes has to the health of our planet.