Insulin Pump Basics

If you or your family member have diabetes, you must be familiar with insulin, or at least, heard of it. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that helps regulate blood sugar. People with diabetes may not make enough insulin by the body and thus requires insulin injections. Insulin can be self-injected using a syringe or an insulin pen, and could also be delivered with an insulin pump. This article will discuss insulin pump basics that you need to know.

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6 Myths about Diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 10.5% of Americans had diabetes in 2018. Despite such prevalence of the disease, it is still widely misunderstood. Information about diabetes is available from many different sources, including health professionals, the internet, friends, or family, and it can be hard to determine which one is accurate. In this article, we will tackle some of the most common myths.

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Pathophysiology of Gestational Diabetes

Most likely, if you are reading this, you probably had or are suffering from diabetes during pregnancy. You might be worried about your baby, but that means you are going to be a great, loving mother. It is important to know what you do during pregnancy and afterwards, so that you may set you and your child up for a healthy and fulfilling life. But as you’ll soon discover, much of it is hormone related. Read on to understand the body before, during, and after Gestational Diabetes to understand how the body works and what you can do about it.

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How Do I Know If I Have Gestational Diabetes?

What have you heard about Gestational Diabetes? If you’re just curious, have a history of this, or just simply want more information, here we take a look at how diabetes during pregnancy is tested and diagnosed.

Doctors started seeing really large babies when they were born, and after many studies, it became clear that higher sugars were causing the babies to gain too much weight. Criteria has been established to screen for diabetes during pregnancy to prevent larger babies and make delivery easier. It is now standard to check every pregnant woman for diabetes. 

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Treatment Options for Diabetes During Pregnancy

Early diagnosis and treatment of gestational diabetes is associated with improved short and long term outcomes for mother and fetus. There are many treatments for gestational diabetes, from pills to injections, but different treatments may be safer than others. Here we will discuss some of the options out there to keep you and your baby safe during pregnancy. 

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Type 1 Diabetes: What are the Signs and Symptoms

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin is a hormone needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy. Diagnosing is often impossible by yourself, and may often feel like you’re venturing into a dark unknown. If you have some symptoms, you’ll need to consult your physician to help to diagnose and treat diabetes.

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