Diabetes Information

This is a diabetes blog. It introduces diabetes information such as the symptoms of diabetes; the types of diabetes; diabetes supply; diabetes diet; diabetes care; diabetes treatment; diabetes diagnosis; diabetes mellitus and diabetes tests etc. The diabetes knowledge on this site comes from the medical books, medical research papers, American Diabetes Association and other reliable sources. Wish you all have a good health!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Gestational Diabetes

Some women develop gestational diabetes late in pregnancy. Although this form of diabetes usually disappears after the birth of the baby, women who have had gestational diabetes have a 20 to 50 percent chance of developing type 2 diabetes within 5 to 10 years. Maintaining a reasonable body weight and being physically active may help prevent development of type 2 diabetes.

About 3 to 8 percent of pregnant women in the United States develop gestational diabetes. As with type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes occurs more often in some ethnic groups and among women with a family history of diabetes. Gestational diabetes is caused by the hormones of pregnancy or a shortage of insulin. Women with gestational diabetes may not experience any symptoms.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Diabetics should always keep a sterile finger lancet, test strips, and alcohol pads near them for emergency testing of their blood sugar. Alot of the new products out on the market make life easier and less nerve-racking when managing diabetes supply on a daily basis. Diabetics should always have on hand necessary medical supplies for their well-being and back-up supplies in the car and at work.

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