U.S. health regulators are telling five drugmakers to recall their versions of metformin, a widely used diabetes medication.
These websites and resources have helped me stay informed, do the work I do, and keep learning to improve my care. They have also supported me and lifted my spirits on more than one occasion.
Diabetes is a national disaster, and private insurers and their clients do not have the capacity to respond to it. They have a role to play, but government is the only structure in our society that can design market stimuli on the scale required.
In reality, a caregiver can be a relatively youthful spouse whose husband or wife has a chronic condition -- such as diabetes -- that requires daily monitoring.
Living with diabetes -- or caring for someone who is -- is an increasingly common story.
Many people aren't educated about food, nutrition and healthy eating, particularly if they were raised, as so many African Americans are, on traditional Southern cooking.
To live well with chronic illness, which more and more of us are doing, almost everything depends on what patients do in-between office visits.