Diabetes mellitus   Pregnancy diabetes   Complications
   
Diabetes mellitus occurs in various forms. The majority of diabetics are affected by type 2 diabetes. You can read here about what this means exactly and how this chronic metabolic disease impacts the body.   Have you ever heard of gestational diabetes? This is also sometimes called pregnancy diabetes and it occurs – as the name reveals – in pregnant women. Unfortunately it often goes undetected, which carries certain risks for the pregnant woman and her unborn child.   The diagnosis of diabetes is a shock for affected individuals. The next shock comes when possible secondary diseases related to diabetes are listed. But don’t worry: by keeping blood sugar levels as normal as possible the occurrence of these diseases can be prevented.