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Diabetes
March 8, 2016

3 Different types of diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. There are three major types of diabetes including Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes. Diet is very important for a diabetic, and should be well-balanced and rich in high-fibre carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. In this article, we look at the different types of diabetes and what to eat if you've been diagnosed. Type 1 diabetes Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in childhood. In this form of the disease, the body makes little or no insulin, so daily injections of insulin are needed. The…
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DiabetesPregnancy
December 11, 2013

Can my pregnancy give me Diabetes?!

Gestational diabetes is diabetes that develops during pregnancy. It’s a fairly common complication of pregnancy and affects approximately 4% of all pregnant women. Here's what you need to know about it. Who gets gestational diabetes? You may be at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes if you: Have high blood pressure or other medical conditions Have given birth to a large baby before Are obese when you become pregnant Are older than 30 years of age Have given birth to a baby who was stillborn or suffering from certain birth defects Have had gestational diabetes in previous pregnancies Have a…
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