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The Complexity of Diagnosing Type 1 Diabetes

A type 1 diabetes diagnosis can happen suddenly and unexpectedly.
Many times, the disease is identified through symptoms that can appear as a cold or flu.

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Causes of Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers don’t know the exact cause of type 1 diabetes, but they do know some onset factors and triggers associated with the condition.

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Type 1 Diabetes Facts

Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar levels.

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Type 1 Diabetes Treatments

Type 1 diabetes can be managed through use of a variety of insulins, other medications, proper diet, and exercise.

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Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes

Planning ahead and knowing your body’s typical blood glucose response to exercise can help you keep your blood glucose from going too low or too high.

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Diabetes at School: 504 Plan Essentials

A 504 plan is a legal document that lays out your child’s diabetes needs and modifications on how the school will address those items.

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Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes

Despite advances, babies born to women with diabetes are still at greater risk for birth defects.

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Resources for Kids

If your child has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes,
share the following resources with him or her to help foster understanding.

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50+ Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

By reducing your portion sizes, moving more, and generally taking care of yourself, you will be in a better position to prevent type 2 diabetes.

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Your Game Plan to Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes prevention is proven, possible, and powerful.
By taking small steps, you can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and related health problems.

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Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

The changes of developing type 2 diabetes depend on a combination of risk factors such as genetics and lifestyle.

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Type 2 Diabetes Facts

The bodies of people with type 2 diabetes don’t properly use insulin, a condition called insulin resistance.

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Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis and Treatment

To diagnose type 2 diabetes,
you will be given an A1C test, random blood sugar test, fasting blood sugar test, and oral glucose tolerance test. Treatment includes healthy eating, regular exercise, possible use of medication, and blood sugar monitoring.

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5 Tips for Adding Insulin to Your Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

There may come a time when insulin will help you better manage your type 2 diabetes. With a little insight, some training, and preparation, you can master injections and improve your diabetes management.

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Pregnancy with Type 2 Diabetes

Despite advances, babies born to women with diabetes are still at greater risk for birth defects.

Before Pregnancy Prenatal Care Delivery
Preventing Gestational Diabetes

If you are thinking about becoming pregnant and are overweight, you can lower your chance of developing gestational diabetes by losing extra weight and increasing your physical activity.

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What is Gestational Diabetes?

Pregnant women who have never before had diabetes but who have high blood sugar levels during pregnancy are said to have gestational diabetes. According to a 2014 CDC study,
the prevalence of gestational diabetes can be as high as 9.2%.

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Gestational Diabetes Symptoms and Causes

Gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy and causes high blood sugar that can affect your pregnancy and your baby’s health.

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Gestational Diabetes Diagnosis and Treatment

Medical experts haven’t agreed on a single set of screening guidelines for gestational diabetes,
but your doctor will likely evaluate your risk factors early in your pregnancy.

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After Your Baby is Born

You should get tested for diabetes no later than 12 weeks after your baby is born. If your blood sugar is still high, you may have type 2 diabetes.

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