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Diabetes – Having it and not being aware

Among people suffering from diabetes it is safe to say that almost one third of them are not aware of it. Just like the symptoms of growing old, the symptoms  also seem quite harmless. This diabetes blog post tells you about the different types and some of the general symptoms of each to help you …

About Gestational Diabetes

Identifying symptoms of gestational diabetes could be difficult because symptoms are often mild or non-existent. As a matter of fact, most women with gestational diabetes do not experience any symptoms at all. The nature of pregnancy itself is an added complication. The body is expected to change during a pregnancy, so it is easy to …

Gestational Diabetes

Before we come to Gestational Diabetes, let’s take a look at diabetes, Diabetes also known as Diabetes Mellitus derived from the Greek word diabaineine, is a chronic and complex disease, caused by having too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. What is Gestational Diabetes? Gestational diabetes is a passing condition that occurs during pregnancy. Gestational …

Diabetes: Types of Diabetes

There were only 3 major types of diabetes known earlier listed as below: Type 1 Diabetes – You produce no insulin at all. Type 2 Diabetes – You don’t produce enough insulin, or your insulin is not working properly. Gestational Diabetes – You develop diabetes just during your pregnancy. Diabetes Types 1 & 2 are …

Risk Factors For Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a condition that affects about 4% of all pregnant women. It usually appears midway through the second trimester and disappears after the birth of the baby. It is not permanent. How do you know if you are at risk for developing gestational diabetes? Obesity – with a BMI of 30 or over Family …