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Pregnancy and Diabetes: Why Lifestyle Counts

When you have diabetes—either type 1 or type 2—pregnancy presents unique challenges. Naturally, you’re concerned about the effect diabetes might have on your health and your baby’s health. There’s much you can do to promote a healthy pregnancy, however. Here’s what you need to know about pregnancy and diabetes—and delivering a healthy baby. Pregnancy and […]

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Hyperinsulinemia: Is It Diabetes?

Is hyperinsulinemia a form of diabetes? Answer From M. Regina Castro, M.D. Hyperinsulinemia (hi-pur-in-suh-lih-NEE-me-uh) means the amount of insulin in your blood is higher than what's considered normal. Alone, it isn't diabetes. But hyperinsulinemia is often associated with type 2 diabetes. Insulin is a hormone that's normally produced by your pancreas, which helps regulate blood […]