Diabetes Care and Prevention

 

Segmento Comunitario de Diabetes/Diabetes Community Segment with community member Norma Hernandez, Family Medicine Physician Dr. Francisco Preito, and our very own Adriana Mora. 

Type 1 Diabetes:

Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have prediabetes. Prediabetes is when the body has higher than normal blood sugar levels and is not yet high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. There are no clear symptoms of prediabetes. Individuals usually find out when a doctor runs a blood test for diabetes. Prediabetes can happen to anyone. If diagnosed with prediabetes it is important that you be checked for type 2 diabetes every one to two years. Prediabetes can be managed by working with your health care provider to plan lifestyle modifications, such as diet and exercise, and medication

Visit the American Diabetes Association to learn more. English/Spanish

 

Type 2 Diabetes:

Type 2 diabetes, once known as adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90 to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes in adults. Unlike type 1, where the body does not produce insulin, in type 2 diabetes the body does not use insulin properly or the body can not make enough insulin to keep up with the bodies normal glucose levels. Type 2 diabetes is manageable with lifestyle change, healthy eating, medication, insulin, and support.

Visit the American Diabetes Association to learn more. English/Spanish

 

Gestational Diabetes:

Gestational Diabetes, in most cases, is temporary. It is a form of diabetes where the body produces inadequate amounts of insulin to regulate sugar during pregnancy. Gestational Diabetes usually occurs around the 24th week of pregnancy. Expecting mothers will be tested for this diabetes at some point during their pregnancy. By working with your healthcare provider and careful monitoring, there is little risk of complications. This type of diabetes should disappear after delivery.

Visit the American Diabetes Association to learn more. English/Spanish

 

Prediabetes:

Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have prediabetes. Prediabetes is when the body has higher than normal blood sugar levels and is not yet high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. There are no clear symptoms of prediabetes. Individuals usually find out when a doctor runs a blood test for diabetes. Prediabetes can happen to anyone. If diagnosed with prediabetes it is important that you be checked for type 2 diabetes every one to two years. Prediabetes can be managed by working with your health care provider to plan lifestyle modifications, such as diet and exercise, and medication.

Visit the American Diabetes Association to learn more. English/Spanish