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What Is Diabetes?

If you just found out you have diabetes, this section will help answer your questions. Find ways to improve your health, eat healthier, and live a long, active life.


Diabetes Overview Fact Sheets

These fact sheets give an overview of the diabetes epidemic and the work NDEP is doing to change the way diabetes is treated. High-risk minority audience fact sheets address the diabetes epidemic among African Americans, Hispanic and Latino Americans, Americans Indians and Alaska Natives, and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Your Guide to Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
This on-line guide will help you understand diabetes and help you prevent some of the serious problems that diabetes can cause.

Diabetes Tutorial
This presentation will give you the basic facts about diabetes with pictures and diagrams to help you understand the disease.

What You Need To Know About Eating and Diabetes
Learn how eating affects your diabetes and tips on how to make healthy food choices.


Other Resources:

Diabetes Control Education Materials
Get information about how you can take control of your diabetes.

Diabetes Prevention Education Materials
Get information to help you prevent diabetes.

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
Take a look at all of the additional resources the NIDDK has to offer.