Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults. Only 5% of people with diabetes have this type of diabetes.
People with type 1 diabetes do not produce insulin. Insulin is important, it changes starches and other foods into energy for daily living. With insulin therapy children and adults can learn to manage the condition and lead long and healthy lives.
What is type 1 diabetes?
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Type 2 Diabetes
What is type 2 diabetes?
Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.
If you have type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. But, over time it isn’t able to keep up and can’t make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.
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Managing type 2 diabetes
Gestational Diabetes occurs usually around the 24th week of pregnancy. A diagnosis of gestational diabetes doesn’t mean that you had diabetes before you conceived, or that you will have diabetes after giving birth. But it’s important to follow your doctor’s advice regarding your blood glucose levels while so you and your baby both remain healthy.
If gestational diabetes is diagnosed and treated effectively, there is little risk of complications. If gestational diabetes is not treated, effects for mother and baby can include:
- Large birth weight
- Premature delivery
- Increased chance of cesarean delivery
- Slightly increased risk of fetal and neonatal death
With proper care and treatment, women with gestational diabetes can have healthy babies, sand the diabetes can disappear after delivery.
Lasting Impact of Gestational Diabetes