Familiarize yourself with the risks, causes, symptoms, and treatments for this increasingly common disease.
Joslin Diabetes Center, based in Boston, MA, undertakes diabetes research, clinical care, education and health & wellness programs on a global scale.
Members of the Diabetes Action Network enjoy priority services and unique benefits such as: access to publications, automatic access to committees covering all aspects of diabetes, free counseling concerning all facets of blindness and diabetes as well as access to diabetics who have experienced complications.
Diabetes is a disease of the pancreas, an organ that produces the hormone insulin. While health care providers do not yet know what causes diabetes, certain factors can increase a person’s chance of getting diabetes.
Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and Disorders of Blood Sugar Metabolism from the Home Version of the Merck Manuals.