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Can diabetes be cured?
While Type 2 diabetes can sometimes be managed to the point where blood sugar levels are within a normal range, there is currently no cure for diabetes. Type 1 diabetes requires lifelong insulin therapy.
Is diabetes hereditary?
There is a genetic component to diabetes. If you have a family history of diabetes, you may be at a higher risk, especially for Type 2 diabetes.
Are all cases of gestational diabetes temporary?
Yes, gestational diabetes typically resolves after childbirth. However, it increases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life.
How often should I have my blood sugar levels checked?
The frequency of blood sugar monitoring depends on your type of diabetes and your healthcare provider’s recommendations. It’s essential to adhere to their guidance for effective management.
Can a healthy lifestyle prevent Type 2 diabetes?
Yes, adopting a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and regular physical activity can significantly reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, especially for those at higher risk due to genetics or other factors.