Diabetes and Heart Disease

Diabetes and Heart Disease

What does diabetes have to do with heart disease?Special attention has been given to women’s health because of the biological and social differences that exists between women and men. These differences have varied effects on women’s health and addressing them directly, studying the disease that affect women carefully, finding cure, treatments, and solutions are ways of ensuring that women receive proper and equal health care.  Diabetes in women is one of the primary concerns of health care provi…

Rising Blood Pressure Tied to Diabetes

Rising Blood Pressure Tied to Diabetes

A recent study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health shows that women with high blood pressures are most likely to develop type 2 diabetes.  Diabetes is listed as number five as the top killer diseases in the US today. It is estimated that about 21 million children and adults have diabetes in the US. Of that number, about 9.7 million are women. Unlike diabetes in males, the disease can have severe consequences in women. The fact that di…

Diabetes and Pregnancy

Diabetes and Pregnancy

Will my baby have diabetes? Babies born to mothers with diabetes do not come into the world with diabetes. However, if the mother’s diabetes was not controlled during pregnancy, the baby can very quickly develop low blood sugar after birth and must be watched very closely until his or her body adjusts the amount of insulin it makes.If the father of the developing baby has diabetes, does his diabetes affect the pregnancy? Diabetes in the father does not affect the developing baby during pregnancy…