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Can galactulose and fructose affect gestational diabetes?

Can galactulose and fructose affect gestational diabetes?

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 cause blood glucose to rise. Excessive use of fructose, however, can lead to increase in central fat deposition and metabolic syndrome that can lead to significant cholesterolemia and atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Im 34wks pregnant with gestational diabetes and can't stick to my diet :'(?

Im 34wks pregnant with gestational diabetes and can't stick to my diet :'(?

It's important: It's important that you stick to your diet that your obstetrician prescribed. Your baby could have many problems like being very large requiring a c section or lung maturity. Speak with your dr about maybe adding walking to help improve your glucose levels. ...Read more

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I have gestational diabetes. If i don't breastfeed will my baby definitely get diabetes?

I have gestational diabetes. If i don't breastfeed will my baby definitely get diabetes?

No...: ... But there's evidence that breastfeeding will help you lose weight and reduce your risk of long-term health problems. In a large study, moms who had gestational diabetes and breastfed for at least 9 months across all their babies reduced their risk of metabolic syndrome by more than 80 percent. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about how breastfeeding might work for you. ...Read more

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Internet and all my friends say they get tested for gestational diabetes between 24-28 weeks, but I got tested when I'm at 29 weeks.Isn't it too late?

Internet and all my friends say they get tested for gestational diabetes between 24-28 weeks, but I got tested when I'm at 29 weeks.Isn't it too late?

Its ok: sometimes due to scheduling, some women are unable to be tested in that time frame. a testing at 29 weeks will be more sensitive in detecting gestational diabetes (your pregnancy hormones are more active) and if you have a positive test, you may need further testing/treatment. ...Read more

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When my blood sugar is dropping and i f don't have gestational diabetes what does that mean?

When my blood sugar is dropping and i f don't have gestational diabetes what does that mean?

Blood sugar: It probably doesn't mean anything serious. Just that you need to eat a small meal every 2 to 3 hours. But check with your physician if this doesn't help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi I had gestational diabetes and the nutritionist gave a list of food ideas. I don't eat like that. What can I do?

Hi I had gestational diabetes and the nutritionist gave a list of food ideas. I don't eat like that. What can I do?

Become more active: You will likely have the same problem with each pregnancy, so in between increase your aerobic activity level and loose weight if possible. Meet with the dietitian to discuss your specific dietary concerns - unless you really just want to eat lousy foods there are usually healthy alternatives. Otherwise you;ll have to take pills or use Insulin shots. ...Read more

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How can I treat gestational diabetes?

How can I treat gestational diabetes?

Doc's orders: Of course follow your OB's orders, but drinking 8 glasses of water a day. No Sodas, sweet tea or sweet anything. Eat fresh fruits, and salads. Whole grains. Try some new cookbooks to experiment. Take long daily walks if your OB says its ok. It will directly remove excess sugar from the bloodstream. "Eating for two" is not necessary. Thanks for taking such an active role in your health ...Read more

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Fructose (Definition)

Fructose, or fruit sugar, is a simple monosaccharide found in many plants (fruits, vegetables, sugar cane and honey). Fructose is absorbed directly into the bloodstream during digestion. Since 1970 high fructose corn syrup has been increasingly used in the food industry. Excess fructose consumption has been linked to Insulin resistance, obesity, metabolic ...Read more


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Gestational Diabetes (Definition)

Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away, although she has a higher chance of getting non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the future. With gestational diabetes, hormones from the pregnancy ...Read more