Diabetes Information

If you have diabetes, no matter what type, it means you have too much glucose in your blood.  Too much glucose can lead to serious health problems.

Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age. However, it is most often diagnosed in children, adolescents, or young adults.

Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes usually occurs slowly over time. Most people with the disease are overweight when they are diagnosed.

Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that starts or is first diagnosed during pregnancy.


Symptoms

Diabetes symptoms vary depending on how much your blood sugar is elevated. Some people, especially those with Type 2 diabetes, may not experience symptoms initially. In Type 1 diabetes, symptoms tend to come on quickly and be more severe.

Some of the signs and symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Excess thirst
  • Fatigue
  • Hunger
  • Urinating often
  • Weight loss

Diet Guidelines

Making healthy food choices and tracking your eating habits can help you manage your blood glucose level and keep it within a safe range.

A diabetes diet is naturally rich in nutrients and low in fat and calories, with an emphasis on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. In fact, a diabetes diet is the best eating plan for most everyone.