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Pregnancy & Signs of Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a condition that affects between three and eight women out of every 100 pregnant women, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The condition occurs when your blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than they should be. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) reports the condition typically sets in around week 28 in the gestation period. In most cases, gestational diabetes is a temporary condition that corrects itself after delivery.

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Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes in Infants

Diabetes can affect individuals of any age, including infants and children. Knowing that your baby has diabetes can be really frightening. But by learning how to perform glucose testing and give insulin, you can help your child to grow up healthy. The first thing you need to do, though, is to keep your own stress level down. Your baby can sense if you feel anxious, so it is up to you to be as brave as your little one.

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105 Million in U.S. have Diabetes or Prediabetes, Says CDC

Diabetes now affects nearly 26 million Americans and 79 million people have “prediabetes,” according to 2011 estimates released Wednesday by the CDC. These numbers mean that about 1 in 12 Americans have diabetes, a disease in which the body has trouble processing sugar. The new figure marks a 9 percent increase from the 2008 estimate of 23.6 million. Prediabetes, which affects 35 percent of adults, is a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

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The Best Candy for Children With Diabetes

While diabetes can sometimes be difficult for adults to manage, it can be even more difficult for children. With all the sweet foods and carbohydrates available, limiting sweets can pose a problem for many children with diabetes. Although your child’s diabetes is a serious health condition, it doesn’t mean your child can’t enjoy an occasional piece of candy.