Diabetes in specific groups

Some groups of persons with diabetes may have different treatment goals to manage their disease. Explore these specific groups in this section.

Diabetes in Older Adults

As we get older, our bodies change in ways that may make diabetes more likely to occur. Exercise often becomes less common. Weight gain occurs. Hormones change. All of these factors can add up to an increased risk of diabetes. Older persons 65 years and olden have the...

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Pregnancy and Diabetes

During pregnancy, diabetes impacts the health of the mother and baby in many ways. Pregnant women with poorly controlled diabetes are at higher risk for miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth, larger than average babies, and birth defects. Fortunately, women with...

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Diabetes care during a hospital stay

Persons with diabetes enter the hospital for a variety of reasons, ranging from sports injuries to poorly controlled blood glucose levels. Regardless of the reason for admission, persons with diabetes require special care during their hospital visit.   A speedy...

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Poll of the Month

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