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how can you prevent gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Diet exercise.: Same way you can avoid diabetes outside of pregnancy: with healthy diet and regular exercise. Even if you follow these golden principles gestational diabetes mellitus can still develop if you are older than 35 hispanic obese and/or carrying twins. Minimizing pregnancy weight gain helps.
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 levels rise. Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. A lo carb, no sugar diet is effective for many women.

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Can pregnancy sleep patterns indicate the future onset postpartum depression?

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No: Generally, no. Pregnancy does cause sleep related problems, most notably due to discomfort and/or anxiety, and this can increase problems with depression. After delivery, sleep deprivation can add to this. Good mental health includes personal time, exercise and nutrition and deficiencies in any one do increase your risk.
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Can gestational diabetes be prevented? Is it possible for gestational diabetes to be prevented during a pregnancy?

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Risk factors : Oftentimes gdm is preventable by avoiding the risk factors for it before pregnancy. Being fit and at a healthy weight are the best ways to enter a pregnancy to minimize those risks. Once pregnant it is still important to eat and exercise properly. Please discuss with your ob/gyne.

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