Type I, Type II, & Gestational Diabetes: What You Need to Know!

Diabetes is a growing health problem. There are nearly 21 million people in the United States who have diabetes. People with diabetes can get other serious health problems: heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. You can also have eye, feet, teeth and skin problems.
If you have, or know someone with diabetes, you will have many questions. What is it? What can people eat? How do you check blood sugar? What do the medicines do? Why do people need insulin?
The more you know about diabetes, the better you can care for yourself and others! You can live a healthy life! Learn to recognize the signs. You will understand more about diabetes, and communicate better with your doctor!