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Diabetes Affect Placenta
Yes: Gestational diabetes is actually caused by the placenta. A hormone called hpl (human placental lactogen) gets released and causes insulin. While the placenta is the underlying cause, gestational diabetes causes changes in the placenta making it function differently. Most doctors will recommend delivery before the due date with gestational diabetes because of this altered placental function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The fetus will eventually make it's own insulin & control its glucose levels but if mother is poorly controlled her high sugar levels cause problems. Every tissue & organ within baby can end up overgrown & some will develop birth defects. Tight control of blood sugar levels reduce the risk. Babies excess insulin can cause low sugars at birth requiring IV glucose for extended periods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GlaucomaCataractReti: Glaucoma Peope with DM have 40% more risk of getting Glaucoma.It occurs when pressure bulds in the eye.Pressure pinches the blood vessels that carry blood to retina and optic nerve.Vision loss due to damage to retina Cataracts People withDM have 60%more chance of developing Cataract and even at younger age Retinopathy There are proliferative and non proli retinopathy cause blindness if not treated ...Read more
Yes.: Yes. Gestational diabetes is diagnosed during pregnancy (hence the word "gestational" in the name). The diabetes usually resolves after delivery. However, women who have had gestational diabetes are at greater risk of developing Insulin resistance, diabetes, and heart disease when they are no longer pregnant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Menopause can cause a variety of metabolic changes including a general decline in sensitivity and secretion of insulin. These changes can worsen diabetes. Post-menopausal women also have a decline in metabolism making weight gain easier. So, continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diabetic diet, take prescribed medications, and meet regularly with your md to keep your diabetes controlled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Uncontrolled diabetes in the first trimester can cause birth defects in the baby, typically heart or skeletal defects. Gestational diabetes acquired later in pregnancy is typically not associated with fetal deformities, but can also cause problems such as a big baby or problems with the amniotic fluid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Worsens it: Just as important, your diabetes can affect your pregnancy. You need stricter control to help prevent birth defects, macrosomia (large infant), birth or maternal injuries, fetal death, and maternal diabetes worsening; leading to renal problems (kidney failure), other organ damage, or other health issues...The good news is that all of these problems can be improved or avoided with proper care. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Indirectly: Cannabinoids in marijuana have been shown to modulate inflammation. In a large population study mj users had a lower incidence of diabetes2 than nonusers. The researchers are still studying this effect to see if it may provide help for people with dm2. For now it's best not to use mj for dm2 until more research is completed. See bmj open 2012;2:e000494 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000494. ...Read more
The reseach show it: Help, researchers at the university of punjab and sheik zaid hospital, discovered that high oral doses of thiamine can significantly decrease the excretion of Albumin and actually reverse early kidney disease in type 2 diabetics.Thiamine has also been shown to be helpful in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. Learn more: http://www.Naturalnews.Com/025136_thiamine_. ...Read more
No: Cholesterol and triglycerides normally rises significantly during pregnancy, benefitting mother and fetus. Even mothers with high cholesterol are advised to stop their cholesterol medication during pregnancy. High cholesterol can be a risk only if it has already caused heart disease. In such cases, the severity of the heart disease determines the impact on pregnancy, not the cholesterol itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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