Welcome to the Johns Hopkins Patient Guide to Diabetes
Here you will find important information that you need to know about managing diabetes and preventing its complications. There is also information on living with diabetes and tools to stay healthy in an easily accessible format. This site is constantly being updated so check back often for new topics. Take charge of your health today. Scroll to view more.
Being on top of your health is a constant with Diabetes.
- Are people with diabetes more likely to get the COVID-19 infection than others?
- Are people with diabetes at a higher risk if they get infected with COVID-19?
- How can people with diabetes protect themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic?
- When should a person with diabetes get tested for COVID-19 or seek medical care?
- These and many other questions are answered on the Hopkins Patient Guide to Diabetes website
FROM SCIENCE TO ART
A Diabetes Educator shares her story in her own words: I finally understood why I had become a diabetes educator 10 years prior. My 9 year-old daughter began showing symptoms of diabetes. “It can’t be,” I’d rationalize. “It’s the summer, that’s why she’s drinking all the time,” “she’s growing taller, that’s why she looks skinny” or “I’m just being overly anxious because I’m a diabetes educator.”
Our podcast episodes feature special guests ranging from patients, advocates, experts and more. Our conversations focus on practical information about diabetes. Experts in various fields related to diabetes will give advice about day-to-day living. Patients share their stories.
Living with diabetes day-to-day can be overwhelming. This section focuses on practical information from medical experts. Topics change regularly, so check often to meet our new experts!
Download Our New PDF Glossary
There is much medical terminology related to diabetes, which at times can be overwhelming and confusing. We believe that providing a glossary of terms related to diabetes may help people better understand diabetes. The more one understands, the easier it is to manage diabetes. Thus, this Diabetes Glossary was developed as an integral part of the Johns Hopkins Patient Guide to Diabetes website. Many terms are cross-referenced, and the on-line glossary continues to expand. We hope readers find this resource helpful.
To provide a trusted and reliable resource based on the latest evidence that people with diabetes or interested in diabetes can use to live healthier lives.