Archives for November 2014

Managing a pregnancy with Type 1 or 2 diabetes

Managing a pregnancy with Type 1 or 2 diabetes may be challenging, but your Diabetes Education team at Desert Perinatal Associates will create an individualized care plan with you that will promote the best pregnancy outcome. Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when the pancreas does not make a hormone called insulin. Insulin allows the glucose (sugars) that come from the food that we eat to enter the cells to produce energy. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin or doesn’t make enough insulin. Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are affected during pregnancy as pregnancy increases insulin requirements while making … [Read more...]