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
Click through to the following links to learn more about our programs:
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