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About DiabeticLifestyle

Your Trusted Source for How to Thrive with Diabetes

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.

DiabeticLifestyle History

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.

First published on: March 31, 2011
Updated on: May 9, 2016
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