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How can i get diabetes

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Good diet: Eat a diet of unprocessed foods, rich in vegetables. Eat fish. You can do weight-watchers while pregnant. Exercise everyday.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Preventing<managing: Prevention of gestational diabetes (gdm) may be difficult. Many women are surprised when their glucose test comes back abnormal. But even if not fores... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Fastring blood sugar: The first test is a fasting blood sugar. If your blood sugar first thing in the morning before eating is elevated, that indicates diabetes. Early form... Read More
Dr. Andrew Rhinehart
Diabetology 29 years experience
Blood tests: Diabetes is diagnosed with blood work: fasting blood glucose, a1c, &/or an oral glucose tolerance test.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Robbins
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Good health: Eating a good diet and taking care of yourself while pregnant will decrease your cnance of developing gestational diabetes.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Lo carb, no sugar: Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin leve... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which your body's immune system attacks and destroys the cells of your pancreas that produce insulin. Type... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Genetics, mainly.: The vast majority of people who get diabetes are genetically predisposed to such. Poor eating habits, lack of exercise and generally sedentary lifest... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Manzella
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 47 years experience
DM1 is autoimmune: Type 1 diabetes mellitus is an equal opportunity offender & the majority of cases are caused by an autoimmune phenomenon. The body attacks itself afte... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Family history: Risk factors include: family history, overweight, metabolic syndrome, age over 60, exposure to some chemicals, lack of exercise. Try to modify the ri... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Preventing diabetes: Make sure you exercise regularly, attain and maintain an ideal weight, cut your carbs other than non-starchy vegetables. Avoid sugar and all sweete... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Fairly low!: If you are a male with type 1 diabetes, your chances of having a child who will get type 1 diabetes is about 7%. If you are a female with type 1 diab... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: It's not 100% but their lifetime risk is higher than the average population. They should be instilled with healthy habits which can redue their risk. ... Read More

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