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pathophysiology of diabetes in pregnancy

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Glucose intolerance: The short paragraph here doesn't give me alot to explain this, but basically pregnancy is a relatively glucose resistant state and the more times you ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Yes it is done all the time.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Gestational Diabetes: Recommend that you receive nutrition counseling from a nutritionist. Gestational diabetes requires a moderate amount of education to help prepare the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Diabetes: Insulin dependent diabetes, diabetes type 1, which is poorly controlled in early pregnancy is associated with a higher rate of neural tube defects. An ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Many: Diabetes can affect the developing baby throughout the pregnancy. In early pregnancy, a mother's diabetes can result in birth defects and an increased ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many: There are many symptoms of hypoglycemia. Some common ones are: fast heartbeat, pounding heart beat, visual changes, feeling moody/cranky/nervous/aggr ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Richiusa
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Glucose control: During pregnancy mothers have a physiologic adjustment and become Insulin resistant. This is for fetal exchange of nutrients.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
15 years experience in Endocrinology
Several: Dm in pregnancy increases risk of diabetic retinopathy which is eye disease caused by high sugar. Also if the blood sugar is uncontrolled women are at ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Fewer if Controlled: First, patients can decrease the risks by eating correctly, mild exercise, and using meds when recommended. Uncontrolled gestational dm can cause the ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Diabetes: Increased thirst hunger and urination.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Weight/Genetics: Diabetes often runs in families, and 70% of women with gestational diabetes will get diabetes later in life. Major risks include obesity (body mass in ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Great question; yes.: Current thinking is that both conditions have the same pathophysiology, involving placental release of anti-angiogenic peptides that aim to increase p ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Poor sugar control: Most of the foods you consume is metabolized/changed into sugar (glucose) for body to use (similar to oil refining to gas u use for cars), but the sug ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Gets sugar in cells.: Insulin is the hormone secreted by the pancreas to get glucose inside the cells and out of the bloodstream. In diabetes type i, the beta-islet cell o ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Symptoms are typically more thirst, more urination, more hunger, blurry vision, fatigue.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many: Depends on the severity of the disorder, you can get dehydrated or have electrolyte imbalances. The physical consequences of di are: dry mouth, low b ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenni Ramsey
15 years experience in Pharmacology
Gestational diabetes: It is called gestational diabetes if a woman who only has high blood glucose while pregnant. These women are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabe ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Beta cell death: Type I diabetes ensues after significant beta cell death which depletes insulin production and causes quantitative insulin deficiency. What causes bet ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Gestational DM: Gestational diabetes is the name.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends on Risks: The risk relates to obesity (body mass index>30) or being >110% of ideal body weight, family history of diabetes, ethnic group (eg, hispanic-american ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience in Pediatrics
4 major symptoms: The symptoms of diabetes are: excessive thirst, excessive urinating, excessive eating but losing weight. Often these children come in very sick.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Millen
35 years experience in Endocrinology
Increased insulin: Insulin resistance means that the cells are less sensitive to Insulin - so it takes more Insulin keep the blood sugar down than normal. So, symptoms ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Women with gesational diabetes have a higher incidence of developing type ii dibetes mellitus as they grow older.

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