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Doctor insights on: Are Bananas Safe To Eat If You Have Gestational Diabetes

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more


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Are bananas okay to eat with gestational diabetes?

Are bananas okay to eat with gestational diabetes?

Bananas ; pregnancy: Bananas are fine to eat in patients with gestational diabetes as long as you are counting the carbohydrate component in your diet. ...Read more

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Are pomegranates safe to eat if you have gestational diabetes?

Are pomegranates safe to eat if you have gestational diabetes?

Pomegranates: Pomegranates are a healthy, low calorie, high-antioxidant-power fruit. It's a nice add-in to an otherwise healthy diet for gestational diabetes or otherwise. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you have gestational diabetes what is the best thing to eat first thing in morning?

I wanted to know when you have gestational diabetes what is the best thing to eat first thing in morning?

Breakfast: Don't rely on the internet for this important information. Visit your doctor and a good registered dietitian to learn about your entire dietary regimen, not just one small part of it. ...Read more

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Am I more likely to get gestational diabetes if I eat a lot of meat?

Am I more likely to get gestational diabetes if I eat a lot of meat?

No: You are more likely to get it only if you eat so much meat that you are gaining an excessive/abnormal amount of weight (leading to obesity). ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to eat calamari with gestational diabetes?

Is it possible for me to eat calamari with gestational diabetes?

I think so: From a diabetes standpoint you can have calamari, but i'm honestly not sure if there are restrictions because of the pregnancy ( like tuna). ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Gestational Diabetes (Definition)

Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that's first noticed during pregnancy. Hormones increase blood sugar levels during pregnancy. If levels get too high, it's called gestational diabetes. Some moms have had high sugars before pregnancy, but haven't been tested. That's why moms with gdm should have sugars ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes Type 2 (Definition)

Diabetes Mellitus type 2, or adult onset diabetes, is a condition that is caused by insulin resistance. This means that the muscle and fat cells of the body do not take up blood glucose, leaving a high blood glucose. Some type 2 ...Read more