Diabetes

Diabetes Care, Treatment & Support at Washington Township Medical Foundation

Diabetes is a serious condition that requires attention and management. Understanding your condition helps you achieve quality of life. On this page, learn more about diabetes and the support groups, educational services, and other resources we offer at Washington Township Medical Foundation in Fremont, California. Our goal is to ensure that you have access to all of the support and care you need to not only cope with a diabetes diagnosis, but also to thrive.

Our Diabetes Services & Support Programs

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Types of Diabetes

There are several different types of diabetes, including:

  • Type I diabetes / Juvenile diabetes – Juvenile diabetes, also known as Type I diabetes, is a chronic disorder in which the pancreas does not produce any insulin, or only produces a very small amount. It is typically diagnosed in children and adolescents.

  • Type II diabetes – Type II diabetes describes a problem with the way your body processes glucose, or blood sugar. Type II diabetes used to be called adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes. A chronic condition, patients with Type II diabetes can manage symptoms and achieve quality of life with medication, insulin therapy, and lifestyle changes.

  • Gestational diabetes – Gestational diabetes is a condition that affects pregnant women. During pregnancy, the woman’s placenta produces hormones that can lead to blood sugar buildup. In some cases, the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to manage this increased blood sugar. There are no symptoms of gestational diabetes, but your doctor should administer a blood sugar test during your pregnancy to screen for this possibility. Treatments include blood sugar monitoring, physical activity, and a healthy diet. You may need to use medications, and the baby will need to be carefully monitored.