Crucial Differences Between the Types of Diabetes

Contrary to popular belief, diabetes is not a one-size-fits-all disease. Since the risk factors, symptoms and treatments can vary greatly between Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational diabetes, we think this blog may help you better understand the basic differences. Gestational Diabetes Gestational diabetes, as its name implies, affects only pregnant women, usually presenting around the 24th week of pregnancy. Gestational diabetes [JL1] affects both mother and baby, and is diagnosed in as many as 9% of pregnancies . Type 1 Diabetes Usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and previously known as juvenile diabetes, Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body's immune system destroys the insulin-pro

Diabetes Technology Breakthroughs on the Horizon

When you’re managing diabetes, you’re managing blood sugars constantly and it can be very difficult to always keep it within the range recommended by your doctor. Thankfully, technology is there to help,and with every passing month, new developments are making diabetes management less “hit or miss” and more “exactly on target”. Currently, there are two separate devices to help: one that delivers insulin, and another that monitors blood sugar continuously. However, the glitch has been in the need for human interaction and monitoring – leaving a margin for error that could be minimized if the two systems worked automatically and in tandem. For example, an insulin pump can deliver insulin throu

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