Diabetes mellitus is a group of disorders that is marked by impaired-glucose metabolism and hyperglycemia, known commonly as high blood sugar. There are two major types of diabetes:
- Type 1 diabetes, formerly known as juvenile or insulin dependent diabetes.
- Type 2 adult-onset, or non-insulin dependent diabetes.
Gestational diabetes refers to a form of diabetes that is diagnosed during a woman’s pregnancy. The disease usually resolves itself after delivery. For all of these conditions we provide several self-management programs through Ochsner's Diabetes Institute, which is accredited by the American Diabetes Association.