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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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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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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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I had gestational diabetes, 2years ago, did the 6month screen, i was ok, but i can't lose weight infact i gain it, is there reason to worry?

I had gestational diabetes, 2years ago, did the 6month screen, i was ok, but i can't lose weight infact i gain it, is there reason to worry?

Keep trying: Keep monitoring and trying. Gestational dm puts you at risk for diabetes lifelong. Being overweight increases that risk. Keep your weight as normal as possible. Join a supervised weight management program if needed to find out the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off. Good luck. ...Read more

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How common is gestational diabetes?

How common is gestational diabetes?

2-4% of Pregnancies: It varies depending on your risk factors. Women with a body mass index (a BMI classified as "obese") are at higher risk, as are those with a a family history of diabetes, or a personal history of gestational diabetes during a prior pregnancy. Up to 70% of women with it will get diabetes later in life, so you must get testing after delivery, and each year. ...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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How likely is getting gestational diabetes?

How likely is getting gestational diabetes?

Depends: Some patients will get gestational diabetes with no apparent risk factors. Other patients who are overweight, have a family history of diabetes, or have had a history of carbohydrate intolerance in the past have a higher chance of getting gestational diabetes. Controlling blood sugar levels during pregnancy is critical both for the health of the baby and the mom. ...Read more

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I am puzzled about gestational diabetes test?

I am puzzled about gestational diabetes test?

There are: Fixed definitions of blood sugars that make the diagnosis if you have it valuable, as appropriate therapy can reduce adverse outcomes to mom, fetus, and infant when born. ...Read more

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Which type of diet is for gestational diabetes?

Which type of diet is for gestational diabetes?

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 think this is quiet important. Frankly, it would be difficulty to teach the concepts of eating with diabetes in 400 words or less. ...Read more

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When did gestational diabetes become discovered?

When did gestational diabetes become discovered?

Depends: Doctors in the early 1960s began recognizing that wom en with glucose levels in the upper ranges were more prone to problems and later to diabetes. It was not until a congress in about 1990 that glucose testing became standard and gestational diabetes really understood and nationally recognized and treated. I know my last child was born in 1980 and i was never tested! ...Read more

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What causes gestational diabetes and how can I avoid it?

What causes gestational diabetes and how can I avoid it?

Insulin resistance: If you have a family history of diabetes, you are already predisposed to having Insulin resistance. As you gain weight with pregnancy and the hormonal changes take place, you increase Insulin exposure and become more Insulin resistant till you can no longer keep up with demands and start spilling sugar (as they say). Avoid by eating no sugar, minimal carbs, keep pregnancy weight gain to <25 if ove. ...Read more

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How can gestational diabetes affects our spouses and family?

How can  gestational diabetes affects our spouses and family?

It shouldn't: That is, as long as you follow your doctor's instructions ! patients with gestational diabetes are considered high risk and should follow their doctor's instructions very carefully to keep their sugars under control. This way, there is a much better chance of having a healthy pregnancy, healthy delivery and healthy baby. That will make your spouse and family very, very happy. ...Read more

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What are the delivery comlications with gestational diabetes?

What are the delivery comlications with  gestational diabetes?

C-section, dystocia.: Poorly controlled diabetes mellitus in pregnancy can cause large fetus (macrosomia) and increase the risk of labor dystocia requiring cesarean section, or even shoulder dystocia with severe complications. Large babies can also cause uterine atony and severe postpartum hemorrhage. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors associated with gestational diabetes?

What are the risk factors associated with gestational diabetes?

Many: Diabetes can affect the developing baby throughout the pregnancy. In early pregnancy, a mother's diabetes can result in birth defects and an increased rate of miscarriage. Many of the birth defects that occur affect major organs such as the brain and heart. During the 2nd & 3rd trimester, a mother's diabetes can lead to over-nutrition & excess growth of the baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Alison Stuebe
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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


Dr. Michael Carson
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Diabetes Onset During Pregnancy (Definition)

Gestational diabetes is the onset of diabetes in the mother during pregnancy. Symptoms include increased thirst and increased urination, and may lead to a ...Read more