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Women and Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious illness that affects over 20 million people in the United States.

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There is good news. Diabetes can be controlled by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising, and using FDA-approved medicines, insulin, and devices every day. FDA has lots of free information to help you manage your diabetes.

General Tips

Check these resources for tips to help you manage your diabetes.


Diabetes Treatments

Some people with diabetes need to take diabetes medicines or insulin to help keep their blood sugar at a healthy level. What you need depends on your health and the type of diabetes you have. Use these resources to help you talk with your health care provider about your diabetes treatment.


Diabetes and Pregnancy

Some women develop diabetes for the first time when they become pregnant. This is called gestational (jes-Tay-shun-ul) diabetes. Other women have diabetes before they get pregnant. Use these resources to help you talk to your health care provider about how to manage diabetes during pregnancy.

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Page Last Updated: 11/05/2014
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