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    1. Could I Get Gestational Diabetes?

      WebMD explains the tests used to diagnose gestational diabetes.

    2. Diabetes and Pregnancy

      Managing a pregnancy if you have diabetes means carefully monitoring medications, diet, and your baby's size. WebMD explains how to keep yourself and your unborn baby healthy.

    3. Diabetes: A Skin-Care How-To

      Skin problems are common in people with diabetes, and WebMD gives you pointers for protecting yourself.

    4. Foot Care for Diabetes

      Foot care tips for people with diabetes.

    5. Diabetes and Your Skin

      Skin problems are common among people with diabetes. Learn the causes, symptoms, and treatments of various skin conditions that can arise if blood sugars are not under control.

    6. Type 2 Diabetes in Children - Topic Overview

      If your doctor suspects that you have prediabetes,he or she may ask the following questions about your family and medical history: Does your family have a history of type 2 diabetes or heart disease? Have you ever had gestational diabetes or delivered a baby that weighed more than 9 lb (4 kg) ? What medicines are you taking? Have you been diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension),high ...

    7. Macrovascular Diabetes Complications - Topic Overview

      Diabetes is a complex,chronic disease that affects many body systems and requires treatment for the rest of your life. Because diabetes affects so many parts of your body,it has the potential to involve many medical specialists. You have a lot to learn about both your disease and how best to manage it. But you do not have to go through this process alone. Health professionals can help you ...

    8. Type 2 Diabetes - Topic Overview

      Dialysis is a lifesaving treatment when you have kidney failure. To keep up a regular dialysis schedule, you need a sturdy dialysis access where blood can flow in and out of the body. It must have a good, steady blood flow.Any type of dialysis access has some risk of failure. So it's important to always protect your access and be alert for signs of clotting or infection. Call your doctor right away about any signs of trouble. Make a habit of talking with your dialysis nurses and doctor about how well your access is doing.If your dialysis access fails, it will be repaired or replaced. You and your doctor will choose your next best option for dialysis access. What are the options for hemodialysis access?Permanent accessThere are two permanent access types:An arteriovenous (AV) graft is made by inserting a small tube between an artery and a vein, usually in the upper arm or forearm. A graft is a good choice if you have small veins or other problems. It can sometimes be used as soon as 1

    9. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - Topic Overview

      When you have diabetes, you need to examine your feet every day. Look at all areas of your feet, including your toes. Use a handheld mirror or a magnifying mirror attached to the bathroom wall near the baseboard to inspect your feet. If you can't see well, have someone else use this checklist to examine your feet for you. Using this checklist helps you remember to examine all areas of your feet.Checklist for daily foot exams Check your feet for: What to do if you notice a problemSkin color:RedBlue or blackRedness could point to irritation from shoes or overheating or other early signs of a problem. Do what you can to discover the cause and fix it, such as wearing shoes that fit better.Blue or black areas can mean bruising or blood flow problems. Call your doctor to report them.Patches where hair is missingBald patches may mean irritation from shoes or a blood flow problem. Show the areas to your doctor during your next visit.BlisterTry to discover the cause of the blister. Friction or

    10. Diabetic Retinopathy - Treatment Overview

      Diabetic nephropathy is treated with medications that lower blood pressure and protect the kidneys. These medications may reverse kidney damage and are started as soon as any amount of protein is found in the urine (microalbuminuria).

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