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how to treat fetus affected by diabetes?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
With glucose : If a mom has diabetes she can deliver a baby that has trouble keeping blood sugars up and they might need an OB in the baby nursery for a while with glucose intil their own system takes over.

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What tests can uncover fetal abnormalities?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Several: Ultrasounds and invavise testing like amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling.
A 28-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to feel fetal movements at 3 months?

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No: At 3 months, or roughly 13 weeks it is too soon to feel fetal movements. Usually the first movements are felt by 15-20 weeks.
A 38-year-old member asked:

It was cold and wet on a previous camping trip, can this make the fetus sick?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Unlikely: You however, might get a cold.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can I take a test to see if my fetus will have down syndrome?

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Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: The diagnostic test for Down syndrome is a fetal chromosome analysis or karyotype with fetal cells obtained by either chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis. Both tests have complication risks. There are less invasive tests using ultrasound and blood tests that can suggest an elevated risk, but they only assess risks and are not diagnostic.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What causes anemia in people with diabetes?

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Dr. Zouhdi Hajjaj
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Kidney disease: Diabetes, especially if not controlled, will negatively affect kidney function, notably with respect to that organ's vital function in stimulating blood cell production. The kidneys do so by secreting a hormone that leads to red cell production.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
additonally inflammatory compnonent of poorly contolled diabetes can reduce new blood cell production and cause anemia of chronic disease.
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