One of the most well-known diseases is diabetes. It is caused by problems with insulin production. The experts at Woman’s Endocrinology Clinic can help you manage your body’s hormonal response and lead a healthier life.
Type 2 Diabetes
When your body can produce insulin, but does not know how to use it correctly. Woman’s Diabetes Education Services are certified by the American Diabetes Association as a Diabetes Self-Management Education program.
Prediabetes (Insulin Resistance)
Insulin Resistance is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. People with prediabetes are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes within 10 years, unless they lose 5 to 7 percent of their body weight.
Hypoglycemia is a condition caused by a very low level of blood sugar. Hypoglycemia is often related to the treatment of diabetes.
Gestational diabetes is similar to type 2 diabetes and occurs when your body cannot use blood sugar correctly during pregnancy. It usually has no symptoms and is diagnosed through the blood work that pregnant women have during weeks 24-28 of pregnancy.
If you had gestational diabetes when you were pregnant, you and your child have a lifelong risk for getting diabetes. Because of your increased risk, it is very important that you be tested for diabetes:
- After your baby is born
- Every one to two years after delivery
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