Get the information you need on guidelines for the treatment and management of diabetes.
Of the 24 million people who have diabetes, almost 6 million are undiagnosed! It's important to note the disease comes in three forms (type 1, type 2 and gestational), and can be related to obesity and pregnancy. Start on your path to health today!
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy, and usually goes away after the baby is born. Still, if you're among the nearly ten percent of moms-to-be with this condition, you need to monitor your blood sugar, and follow your doctors instructions about diet and exercise carefully, to protect your baby's health.
Type 1 diabetes is also known as juvenile diabetes, since it tends to begin during childhood or young adulthood. Type 1 diabetics need to learn how to inject themselves with insulin, measure their blood sugar, and monitor their diets closely.
The number of people with type 2 diabetes is on the rise largely as a result of widespread obesity. People with diabetes type 2 often have elevated blood glucose levels and need to follow a diabetic diet as well as monitor their insulin levels closely.