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  • The 'Diabetical'

    I have loved the term ‘diabetical’ since the matriarch of Tyler Perry's ‘Madea’ movie franchise first coined the phrase. The term masterfully highlights the diabolical nature of the disease, which has now become a worldwide public health crisis. So what is diabetes?

  • Diabetes AND Pregnancy

    Approximately 1 in 1000 pregnant women in the United States have diabetes requiring insulin treatment prior to pregnancy. Another 3% to 12 % develop diabetes for the first time during pregnancy-- commonly known as gestational diabetes. With both types, it is critical to the health of BOTH the expectant mother and fetus, to control the blood sugar level in an effort to reduce the risk of serious complications.

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