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Difference Between Type1 And Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

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The Difference Between Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes

Research is changing how doctors diagnose diabetes in children In the past, many people believed that there were only two types of diabetes: one that affected kids (type 1) and one that affected adults (type 2). As medical research progresses, doctors have discovered that children can have type 2 and other types of diabetes, too. Abha Choudhary, M.D., pediatric endocrinologist at Children’s Health℠, says research is helping physicians better classify the types of diabetes and plan for the right treatment. “The treatment varies for different kinds of diabetes,” Dr. Choudhary says. “For example, for maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY), some patients can be treated with oral medications and don’t need insulin. Genetic testing can help us diagnose MODY and plan treatment options more accurately.” By understanding diabetes and what type of diabetes your child has, you can ensure he or she gets the right treatment based on the latest research. What is diabetes? To understand the different types of diabetes, you should know how a typical body works. When you eat, your body turns many carbohydrates into glucose (sugar) that enters your bloodstream, raising your blood Continue reading >>

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  1. Brandydes

    Gestational Diabetes

    I just found out recently that I have GD and I'm just trying to figure some of it out before I go to a class on Wednesday. I know you are suppose to watch your carbs and I know what my limits are for each meal. But I am just trying to figure out what else I can drink other that water. I noticed Powerade Zero and Diet Coke have no carbs. So my question is are these okay to drink when you have GD? And what else can anyone who has had GD recommend?

  2. WeenieMachine

    I had it with my third baby. I tested my blood four times a day and they gave me a list of foods that were better for me but my numbers seemed to be all over the place even if I ate the same thing more than once. All I can say is to really manage your numbers. It helped me a ton to keep my weight down and my recovery was so much easier for it.

  3. Brandydes

    Quoting WeenieMachine:" I had it with my third baby. I tested my blood four times a day and they gave me a list of foods that ... [snip!] ... can say is to really manage your numbers. It helped me a ton to keep my weight down and my recovery was so much easier for it."
    I have eaten pretty healthy the whole time I've been pregnant so I don't think it will be to hard for me to manage. I eat healthy and have only gained 10 pounds (I'm 29 weeks) so I was a little suprised I had it. When I went in for the 3 hour glucose, the first time my blood was drawn they said I was normal but it was up 2 our of the 3 times after I drank the drink. Last draw I was normal also.

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