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pomegranate for gestational diabetes

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience Endocrinology
Fruits in moderation: To help patients control gestational diabetes, experts recommend checking 1-hour post-meal sugar levels. If after eating pomegranates (or other fruits ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like it: Gestational diabetes is usually diagnosed with one abnormal value on a gtt.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes.: Gestational diabetes is when during pregnancy, a woman is unable to produce enough Insulin to regulate her body's blood sugar. Gestational diabetes sh ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience Endocrinology
Yes, but partially: Gestational diabetes, which is often a precursor to type 2 diabetes, has a strong hereditary genetic component. The tendency for the body to be insuli ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Too high: During pregnancy, it is important to keep blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible. From the american diabetes association: "fasting blood gl ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Few scenarios: 1) when blood sugar needs to be urgently brought down to normal (maybe because you are feeling very sick from the dm). 2) when your overall diabetes c ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Low!: Less than 95 fasting, and less than 120 2 hours after meals. (some are a little more liberal with fastings, allowing less than 105). Gestational dia ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
High blood sugar: Pregnancy can make a woman's body resistant to Insulin (similar to type 2 diabetes). If she was not diabetic before being pregnant and meets one of se ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Not sure: What you're asking. The limited GTT is the gold standard for detecting gestational diabetes. Elevated blood sugars through other testing are also pote ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not as much: Both fructose and galactose are of low glycemic index and are not regulated by insulin. They are slower absorbed than glucose and therefore don't caus ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Minimally : If you use the right technique and the appropriately sized needle, it should not hurt much.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
When your Dr. says: If you have gestational diabetes you should be checking your blood sugar levels multiple times a day and reporting those numbers to your OB doctor. Y ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Glucose tolerance: Gestational diabetes is diagnosed with a glucose tolerance test, more precisely, 1 hour glucose tolerance test. That implies taking a 75 gram glucose ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samer Nakhle
29 years experience Endocrinology
Bananas ; pregnancy: Bananas are fine to eat in patients with gestational diabetes as long as you are counting the carbohydrate component in your diet.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience Wound care
Temporary Diabetes: Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregnant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal...: Rather low blood sugar. Improve your nutrition/intake.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Small portions: You need to have an honest, realistic assessment of your calorie needs per day which is generally too much. It is based on your prepregnancy height a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
It depends: It depends on the severity of the diabetes. If your blood sugar is only mildly elevated, you might be able to get away with it with oral medications, ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Diet and exercise: Losing about 10% of body weight, exercising at least 150 minutes/week and adopting a diabetic diet has more than 50% chance of avoiding from being dia ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: Anyone with gestational diabetes is at somewhat higher risk with a pregnancy for both difficulty in maintaining control & some risks for the baby. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yu Sun
Dr. Yu Sun answered
14 years experience Cardiology
Baby may be at risks: Excessive birth weight. Early (preterm) birth and respiratory distress syndrome. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Jaundice. Type 2 diabetes later in li ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Link provided: There are many options. See link below as a start. It's free, scientific and informative. Good luck. http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/?loc ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No long lasting: Some people feels nauseated, slightly sick but no long lasting effects.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Nutritionist: Most of the obstetricians I have worked with referred women with gestational diabetes to a class on the subject or to work with a nutritionist. I thin ... Read More
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