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Prediabetes

Many people have heard about type 2 diabetes, but its common precursor, prediabetes, doesn’t get as much attention. Prediabetes affects about 88 million adults in the US, and an estimated 84% of people with prediabetes don’t know they have it. According to the CDC, 15-30% of these individuals will develop type 2 diabetes within five years. In other words, more than 26 million people that currently live with prediabetes could develop type 2 diabetes by 2026.

New to prediabetes? Check out “Starting Point: What Everyone Needs to Know about Prediabetes,” which answers some of the basics: what is prediabetes, what are its symptoms, how is it treated, and more.

For even more, see “Helpful Prediabetes Resources," with links to diaTribe articles focused on prediabetes, diet and nutrition, healthy lifestyle tips, and more.

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The FDA and the FTC sent warning letters to 10 companies falsely claiming to sell dietary supplements that could cure, treat, mitigate, or prevent diabetes. People are strongly encouraged to avoid these products until they have undergone the proper testing. Continue Reading »

Quality measures are tools to evaluate the effectiveness and quality of healthcare. Measures such as A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol are used to understand health at the population level to ensure people with diabetes are getting the best care possible. At The diaTribe Foundation, we believe that Time in Range would be a valuable addition to the quality measures for diabetes care. Continue Reading »

Navigating health insurance can be tricky. We’ve compiled a list of the most common terms you might come across to minimize any confusion in the terminology.

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Social determinants of health describe the interaction between social, economic, and environmental factors and how they can influence a person’s health. Read below for insights from the 81st ADA Scientific Sessions on SDOH and how they impact people with diabetes. Continue Reading »

One of the most powerful ways to change a person’s mind is to have a one-on-one conversation. By focusing on the power of storytelling, diaTribe encourages people to share their experiences as an effective tool to fight against stigma, stereotypes, and the harmful trap of the single story of diabetes. Continue Reading »

COVID-19 cases are back on the rise. The best way to keep you, your loved ones, and those around you safe and healthy is to get vaccinated. Get our updates on the importance of vaccinations, especially for people with diabetes, COVID variants, vaccine boosters, and how to talk to others about vaccines. Continue Reading »

Nutritionist and educator Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RDN, CDCES, CDN, discusses the relationship between food and heart health, and how you can make eating choices to prevent heart disease. Continue Reading »

Highlights from The diaTribe Foundation and TCOYD panel discussion at ADA 2021 include changing standards of care, continuous glucose monitoring, and the latest in diabetes drug development. Continue Reading »

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