Person wearing socks
Colleen Kelly
Colleen Kelly
April 24, 2019
If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you may wonder, “Do I need diabetic socks?” First, let's take a look at what they actually do — and don't do.

Latest Awareness Content

Hands holding

What Are the Complications of Uncontrolled Diabetes?

Uncontrolled blood sugars can lead to a host of diabetes complications including vision problems, heart disease, damage to the kidneys and more.
by Colleen Kelly on January 30, 2018
Blood sugars are being tested

Type 1 vs. Type 2 Diabetes: Yes, There Is a Difference!

Let's take a look at type 1 vs type 2 diabetes and clear up any confusion or questions you may have about these two very different conditions.
by Colleen Kelly on January 15, 2018
Medical research team

A Roundup of the Latest Research and Findings on Diabetes

The latest diabetes research findings focus on type 3 diabetes, insulin-producing cells, and some interesting diabetic statistics.
by Colleen Kelly on January 1, 2018
Hands holding insulin pen

What Is Double Diabetes?

Double diabetes is exactly what it sounds like – symptoms of type 1 diabetes occurring with symptoms of type 2. Learn more about the causes and treatment.
by Angela Finlay and Colleen Kelly on December 13, 2017
Man is experiencing dizziness

What Causes Diabetes Dizziness?

Since there is a chance your body is using dizziness as an early warning system, check your blood sugar levels to ensure there isn't a larger problem.
by Afra Willmore and Colleen Kelly on November 30, 2017
Parent talking to child

Tips and Advice for Explaining Diabetes to Children

Want to talk about diabetes with your child? Here are some tips and advice for explaining diabetes to children, so they understand what the condition means.
by Afra Willmore on November 15, 2017
Diabetes ribbon

Educate Yourself About Diabetes During Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Educate yourself about diabetes, the symptoms of diabetes, how diabetes is diagnosed, and the history of diabetes.
by Colleen Kelly on November 13, 2017
A woman is experiencing a headache

Is Your Diabetes a Pain in the… Head?

A rapid rise or fall of your blood sugar can cause a diabetes headache. Let’s take a look at why this is, and what you can do about it.
by Rebecca Paciorek and Colleen Kelly on October 25, 2017
A woman is testing her blood sugar levels

What Is Diabetic Ketoacidosis?

What is diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)? – DKA is a serious life-threatening condition which occurs when the body has no insulin.
by Colleen Kelly on October 12, 2017
A man is covering his face and a woman is in the background

The Connection Between Diabetes and Libido Changes

Diabetes may triple your chances of impotence, but why? Learn what the connection between diabetes and sexual dysfunction is.
by Colleen Kelly on September 25, 2017