Anyone at any age can develop diabetes due to family history, sudden illness or poor lifestyle choices. Our on-site diabetes educator makes managing the condition as stress-free as possible. Here at Women's Specialty Care, we will help you control your blood sugars before, during and after your pregnancy.
There are three main types of diabetes:
Diabetes in pregnancy requires extra monitoring for both mom and baby. Gestational diabetes typically develops between 24-28 weeks of gestation. This means Mom’s blood sugars are higher than normal and could pass extra sugar to the baby.
Gestational diabetes usually goes away after delivery but extra testing is required at follow-up visits. There are complications for both Mom and baby if blood sugars are not monitored and managed during pregnancy.
There’s no need for a referral if you develop gestational diabetes. All of your diabetes and pregnancy care is coordinated right here, at the same facility as your OB physician.
Both children and adults can develop type 2 diabetes at any stage in life. Insulin resistance in the body causes blood sugar to spike higher than normal. Individuals with type 2 diabetes typically take oral medications, but can require insulin as well. Women with type 2 diabetes prior to pregnancy will be closely monitored by our diabetes educator from the start.
You are at a greater risk of developing this condition if you have a family history of type 2 diabetes, maintain a poor diet, exercise infrequently or are overweight.
Various conditions can cause the immune system to attack the cells that produce insulin. This can result in type 1 diabetes, in which the body can no longer make insulin. Insulin needs to be injected or delivered through an insulin pump.
Children are typically most vulnerable to Type 1 diabetes as a result of an autoimmune response, but the condition can occur in adults as well.
Women’s Specialty Care helps you expertly manage type 1 and type 2 diabetes through:
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