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Can you have anemia and gestational diabetes at the same time?

Can you have anemia and gestational diabetes at the same time?

Yes: Anemia is most commonly caused by low iron levels, but that must be confirmed by your doctor with bloodwork since there are many causes. Gestational diabetes means your blood sugar goes too high. Different issues. ...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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I'm 35 weeks pregnant am high risk I have gestational diabetes I was just diagnosed with anemia and several times and then it stops f what should I do?

I'm 35 weeks pregnant am high risk I have gestational diabetes I was just diagnosed with anemia and several times and then it stops f what should I do?

Many issues: Your obstetrician will look after you well. Check your blood sugar on alternate mornings and evenings and if the levels are high let your doctor know ASAP. Your doctor also has to keep close watch on your possible anemia. ...Read more

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I have gestational diabetes and my blood sugar levels that i check 4 times a day are at lower edge(around 90), even if i eat many carbs.wht it means?

I have gestational diabetes and my blood sugar levels that i check 4 times a day are at lower edge(around 90), even if i eat many carbs.wht it means?

90 is great!: Normal glucose range for someone without diabetes is 60-100, so no dangers whatsoever from a sugar of 90. Target range for a young person with diabetes is 80-120, and a little lower, maybe 70-110, during pregnancy.. Sounds like you're doing great! ...Read more

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Why does the same food give very different results for gestational diabetes?

Why does the same food give very different results for gestational diabetes?

You're trying: To make it too simple. Even though you think you eat exactly the same from one time to the next, there are millions of other factors changing in your body every second which can effect your glucose. It's much, much more complicated than you think. Discuss w/your diabetes team members. ...Read more

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My sister says she has gestational diabetes. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My sister says she has gestational diabetes. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Maybe: Maybe so. Having gestational diabetes means that your sister is at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes as she gets older. A family history of diabetes also increases your risk of gestational diabetes. On the other hand, if your sister is obese and you are not, or if she eats a lot of simple carbohydrates (sugar, white flour), and you don't, your risk should be less than hers. ...Read more

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Can exercise help gestational diabetes?

Can exercise help gestational diabetes?

Yes: Activity such as walking, or moderate exercise after meals can help lower sugars a bit, but women still need to follow the diet, check sugars, and possibly take meds. Don't think that "more exercise" (such as a marathon) is a substitute for the diet/medication treatment. While it was done, and we don't know exactly how much exercise is "safe", i'm not confident that a marathon is the best idea. ...Read more

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Can gestational diabetes go away by itself?

Can gestational diabetes go away by itself?

Sort of: Gestational diabetes often resolves shortly after delivery of the baby. However, once you have gestational diabetes, you are at increased risk for developing type ii diabetes later in life. ...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. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more