Misdiagnosed with the Wrong Diabetes! Stories from Our Community

Misdiagnosis is shockingly common among patients with diabetes. One study, for example, revealed that about 25% of new patients with type 1 diabetes had previously been misdiagnosed with some other ailment, typically either type 2 diabetes (in adults) or bacterial and viral infections (in children). And some patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes may actually […]

Hitting a Nerve: Introduction to Neuropathy

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Cheryl Alkon Cheryl Alkon is a seasoned writer and the author of the book Balancing Pregnancy With Pre-Existing Diabetes: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby. What is neuropathy? And more specifically, what is diabetic neuropathy? What are the symptoms and how can you prevent and treat neuropathy? When […]

Why Scare Tactics Don’t Work in Diabetes

This content originally appeared here. Republished with permission. By Renza Scibilia When first diagnosed, Renza was told to fear diabetes complications. This clouded her ability to do even the most basic of self-management ‘Renza, you have type 1 diabetes. I’ve made an appointment for you to see a diabetes specialist this afternoon.’ And so, at […]