Staying Healthy with Gestational Diabetes

When you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, you may feel scared for your child or lost without knowing where to begin. But always know that your gestational diabetes can be controlled and outcomes for your child will significantly improve if you stick to a diligent routine of eating, monitoring your blood sugar, and exercise. Though medications may be necessary depending on your individual hormone fluctuations, many women find their overall health is better than usual when following a routine like this during and even after pregnancy. 

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What is Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA)?

Some refer to this type of diabetes as “type 1.5 diabetes” because it’s not type 1 or type 2 but is similar to both diseases. Many people in the past have been misdiagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 when they really have LADA. There is research suggesting it could be passed down genetically, and more research suggesting there are some other diseases that make it easier now to predict if a person will get LADA.

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