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Diabetes: Home

What is it?

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause health problems, such as heart disease, nerve damage, eye problems, and kidney disease. You can take steps to prevent diabetes or manage it.

From: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

WFBMC Resources

Basics - symptoms, types of management, populations affected

Basics Video - video through EMMI about Type 2 Diabetes, scroll down on this page

Basic management tips - lifestyle and diet

FAQs - after diagnosis


Outside Resources

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - U.S. federal government organization that has basics, research initiatives, prevention, statistics.

American Association of Diabetes Educators - professional membership organization that provides patient tip sheets for eating, tracking blood sugar, heart issues, insulin injections

Learning About Diabetes - non-profit organization that produces handouts for patients: staying active, diet, prevention, medicines, saving money. Requires Adobe Acrobat for PDF documents. Information in English and Spanish. 

Dr. Aloi on Diabetes


Dianne Johnson
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Carpenter Library


Diabetes and Obesity is one of the focus programs at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Since diabetes and obesity can be considered an epidemic in this country, there are many resources about them. This guide serves to highlight just a few. Please continue regular visits and stay engaged with your healthcare professionals.

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