DiabeticLifestyle (part of the Vertical Health family of websites) is a trusted resource for people affected by diabetes: people with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, as well as their families and caregivers.
Full of practical content on managing blood glucose levels, taking diabetes medications, exercising, and eating well, DiabeticLifestyle helps you thrive with diabetes.
We were founded in 1997 by Frances Towner Giedt and Bonnie Sanders Polin, PhD.
Frances and Bonnie wrote many diabetes-focused cookbooks together. One of them—the Joslin Diabetes Gourmet Cookbook—was awarded the coveted James Beard Cookbook Award. It’s the only diabetes cookbook to have ever won the James Beard Award. It was also nominated for the renowned Julia Child Cookbook Award.
Frances and Bonnie started 2 websites, Diabetic-Lifestyle and Diabetic-Recipes. Those sites became part of the Vertical Health family in 2010, and in early 2011, the 2 sites were merged into one website: DiabeticLifestyle.
About Vertical Health
DiabeticLifestyle is owned by Vertical Health, LLC, one of the fastest-growing online medical media companies. Through its various websites in the musculoskeletal, pain management, and endocrine fields, the company seeks to provide all the tools patients and professionals need to make better, more informed decisions—and ultimately to improve patient outcomes.
Our expert-driven websites are trusted resources for patients and medical professionals. Vertical Health has several educational and expert-driven health information websites—SpineUniverse, EndocrineWeb, and Practical Pain Management.
Vertical Health also owns SpineCME, the online resources for Continuing Medical Education programs for spine professionals. We also have a medical meeting planning division—BroadWater. It’s the most trusted and respected meeting planning company in the spine field, and we’ve run over 200 meetings around the world.