November is National Diabetes Month

Diabetes can be a devastating illness. It’s the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States, causing more than 76,000 deaths annually, and even when the disease isn’t fatal, it can have serious consequences: every year nearly 12 million people have...

Gestational Diabetes: What Is It, and What Causes It?

When women are pregnant, they can develop something called gestational diabetes. This is similar to Type II diabetes, but it only occurs during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes arises because hormones generated in the placenta (the sack that surrounds the baby in the...

Type 1 Diabetes

Having diabetes is a serious issue, but it’s not something that can’t be controlled. If you have Type I diabetes, you have probably had it since birth, or at least since you were very young. Making sure your blood sugar was low enough, but not too low,...

Type 2 Diabetes

When you are first told you have Type II diabetes, it can be a scary time. You may not be sure how it happened or what you’re supposed to do to make it better. Can you reverse it? Will you get sick? There are so many questions to consider that you may not even...

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