These top diabetes experts provide inspiration and support.
David Edelman is the co-founder and president of Diabetes Daily, an online support network and education platform that features a diabetes magazine, community forums and an original recipe collection. Diabetes Daily was created with the goals of connecting people with diabetes, facilitating education and promoting advocacy.
Riva Greenberg, a blogger for The Huffington Post Healthy Living and the voice behind Diabetes Stories, has lived with type 1 diabetes for 41 years. Greenberg is committed through her research, writing and lectures to help others living with diabetes lead exceptional lives. She is the author of three books on managing diabetes: Diabetes Do’s & How-To’s, 50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life and the 50 Diabetes Truths That Can Save It, and The ABCs Of Loving Yourself With Diabetes.
Kelly Kunik is the founder and author of Diabetesaliciousness, a blog peppered with her intimate knowledge of living with the disease with the mission of inspiring diabetes validation through humor, ownership and advocacy. Kunik was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was eight years old.
Leighann Calentine is the co-founder and principle author of D-Mom Blog, a website about parenting children living with type 1 diabetes. Calentine and her daughter share their experiences through writing, photos and videos. Calentine is the author of the book Kids First, Diabetes Second.
Diane Kress is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and New York Times bestselling author who lives with type 2 diabetes. She is the author of The Metabolism Miracle and The Diabetes Miracle, and was named Top 10 Dietitian of the Year 2013 by Today’s Dietitian Magazine. Kress regularly blogs about living with diabetes and hosts Miracle-Ville, the interactive subscription site for followers of The Metabolism Miracle and The Diabetes Miracle programs.
Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), often referred to as diabetes, is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or effectively utilize the insulin. Diabetes ...is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications. More