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Diabetes Information



On these pages, expect to find diabetes-related information tailored to patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, with links to FDA web pages and other trusted government web sites. FDA is committed to getting accurate, science-based information in the hands of people with diabetes so they can use foods, medicines, and devices to maintain and improve their health. With the incidence of diabetes skyrocketing, it is important to FDA that we do what we can to inform patients.

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. An estimated 25.8 million people in the U.S.—approximately 8.3% of the population—have diabetes. (What is Diabetes?)  


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  • Patient Network News - A twice monthly newsletter containing FDA-related information on a variety of topics, including new product approvals, significant labeling changes, safety warnings, public meetings, and more.
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More Information

The following FDA websites can help guide your search for medicines and devices.