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  An unexpected diabetes diagnosis can be a shot to the wallet for anyone living on a tight budget. If left untreated, diabetes can negatively…


WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind “artificial pancreas,” a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed. The device from Medtronic was approved Wednesday for patients with Type 1 diabetes, the kind usually diagnosed during childhood. About 5 percent […]

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  Dr. David Dixon, MD is the inventor of DermaWound ® and Founder, CEO & President of, a web site that for over 21 years has specialized in acute and chronic wound care with a special emphasis on: diabetic wounds, pressure sores and venous stasis leg ulcers. Dr. Dixon received his undergraduate degree from […]

Dr. John Kitchens is a retina specialist in Lexington, Kentucky. He specializes in eye problems related to diabetes. Here are some of the sobering facts on diabetes and its impact on the eyes. Diabetes and African Americans:  Compared to the general population, African-Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes: 13.2% of all African Americans aged 20 […]

Health & Wellness

Diabetes hits home for many of us, with African Americans being twice as likely to develop this disease. As part of their in-depth report on…

Part 2:  Sybil Wilkes talks more with S. Epatha Merkerson about knowing your A1C, upcoming projects and more…  Find out more about America’s Diabetes Challenge. 

Exclusive Interviews

What a wonderful visit with actress and Diabetes-Solution spokesperson, S. Epatha Merkerson. I love her talent, her passion to help others and her spirit. Take a look for info on America’s Diabetes Challenge and more…  For more information, please visit

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  A new study in General Hospital Psychiatry confirms that Blacks with depression plus another chronic medical condition, such as Type 2 diabetes or high…

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Scientists have made big progress on a “bionic pancreas” to free some people with diabetes from the daily ordeal of managing their disease. A wearable, experimental device passed a real-world test, constantly monitoring blood sugar and automatically giving insulin or a sugar-boosting drug as needed, doctors said Sunday. The device improved blood-sugar control more than […]

Diabetes, Health & Wellness

Food, food, food! People with diabetes hear about diet, nutrition and meal plans all the time. What you eat and how you eat is vitally…