Diabetes : About

US News 2013 Diabetes

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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.