• Depression


    How can I tell if I’m depressed? It’s normal to feel a little down every once in a while. But depression is a condition that can go on for weeks or months with no end in sight. Depression makes it hard to go about your normal activities and get through the day. It makes you

  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor: Diabetes

    Questions to Ask Your Doctor: Diabetes

    The members of your healthcare team know what it takes to control diabetes. Now it’s your turn to become an expert, too. Here’s a list of some of the most important questions you can ask. Remember that you may not get all your questions answered in a single visit, so you may want to bring

  • Diabetes: What to Eat When You’re Sick

    Diabetes: What to Eat When You’re Sick

    When a diabetic comes down with the flu or a bad cold, diabetes care often takes a backseat. Who can be bothered to check blood sugar when just getting out of bed seems like a chore? And who wants to follow a meal plan when it’s hard to keep food down? As difficult as it

  • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)

    Dyspepsia (Indigestion)

    Many people blame their upset stomachs on stress. But while stress can undoubtedly make your symptoms worse, it’s not likely to be the sole cause of indigestion.

  • Dysentery


    Dysentery is not a disease but a symptom of a potentially deadly illness. The term refers to any case of infectious bloody diarrhea, a scourge that kills hundreds of thousands of people worldwide every year. Most of the victims live in developing areas with poor sanitation, but sporadic cases can pop up anywhere in the

  • Diarrhea (Acute)

    Diarrhea (Acute)

    What causes diarrhea? Diarrhea is basically your body’s reaction to toxins, an infection, or irritation in your intestines. It’s caused by a multitude of problems and can be divided into acute (diarrhea that lasts a few days) and chronic (diarrhea that lasts longer than four weeks). Acute diarrhea is usually caused by the presence of

  • Interactive Tools for Kids with Diabetes

    Interactive Tools for Kids with Diabetes

    The gadgetry includes brightly animated games on CD-ROMs and Web sites, a Gameboy plug-in, and Internet support groups reserved for diabetic children who want to share knowledge, tips, and experiences at their own level.

  • Caring for Diabetes-Related Nerve Disorders (Neuropathy)

    Caring for Diabetes-Related Nerve Disorders (Neuropathy)

    It depends what kind of neuropathy you have, but symptoms often include pain, increased sensitivity, numbness, tingling, and decreased sensation in your feet.

  • Pregnancy and Diabetes

    Pregnancy and Diabetes

    If you’re a woman with diabetes and want to have a child, keep in mind that a successful pregnancy starts before conception.

  • Diabetes: The Exercise Prescription

    Diabetes: The Exercise Prescription

    The American Diabetes Association recommends at least 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise