Tag: diabetes

Can diabetes cause preterm labor?

Can diabetes cause preterm labor?

November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a condition in which your body has too much sugar in the blood (called blood sugar or glucose) ...
Preventing premature birth: a focus on mom’s health

Preventing premature birth: a focus on mom’s health

It's estimated that more than half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. This means that lots of women may get pregnant but their bod ...
Let’s celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with good health

Let’s celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with good health

From September 15th through October 15th we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This is a time where we recognize Hispanic culture, achievements an ...
Pregnancy and chronic health conditions

Pregnancy and chronic health conditions

If you have a chronic health condition, you aren’t alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (also known as CDC), 6 in 10 adu ...
How to plan for a baby if you have a chronic health condition

How to plan for a baby if you have a chronic health condition

A chronic health condition is one that lasts for 1 year or more that needs ongoing medical care and can limit your usual activities and affect dai ...
Diabetes Alert Day

Diabetes Alert Day

Today is Diabetes Alert Day, a day designed to raise awareness about this condition. Diabetes is a condition in which your body has too much sugar ...
The most common birth defect

The most common birth defect

February 7-14 is Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week. During this week we raise awareness about the most common type of birth defect, congenit ...
How to manage gestational diabetes

How to manage gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes (also called gestational diabetes mellitus) is a kind of diabetes that can happen during pregnancy. Diabetes is a condition i ...
Screening for gestational diabetes

Screening for gestational diabetes

In the United States, 9 out of every 100 women (9 percent) has diabetes. Diabetes is a health condition marked by an increase in blood sugar, also cal ...
Gestational diabetes: How to control your blood sugar?

Gestational diabetes: How to control your blood sugar?

What is gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens during pregnancy. It means that your body is not using a ho ...