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There are several types of diabetes, but the two main types are type 1 and type 2. In both types there is an insulin problem, but for different reasons.
Type 1 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes
If you have been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you can learn to manage your condition and live a long, healthy, happy life. Even young children can learn to self-manage diabetes.
Learn how the foods and activities you enjoy can still be a part of your life without sacrificing diabetes control, and know how to monitor your A1C.
Before you develop Type 2 diabetes, you almost always have pre-diabetes. This condition occurs when your blood sugar level is higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. An estimated 79 million people have this condition. The experts at Dignity Health Central California hospitals can monitor you and help keep you healthy.
The following factors can increase your risk of developing gestational diabetes:
During pregnancy, usually at around 24-28 weeks or later, many women learn that they have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes. A diagnosis of gestational diabetes does not mean that you had diabetes before you conceived, or that you will have diabetes after giving birth. But it’s important to follow your doctor’s advice regarding blood glucose (blood sugar) levels while you’re pregnant, so you and your baby both remain healthy
Moms-to-be who have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes can lower risk of diabetes for themselves and baby. Learn more about diabetes during pregnancy.