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Diabetes Affect Placenta
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
What causes the placenta to be ging faster than it should be and cause the baby isnt growing. I don't smoke. Dont have diabetes or hbp. Help! scared. ?
23 weeks pregnant with anterior placenta low and may have diabetes also but not sure yet. Need to do the test and we will see but I am stressed! ?
Pregnant: first the low anterior placenta may move up as the pregnancy progresses. As for the glucose tolerance test don't worry and stress till you find out the results. Even if positive you may only need to make some dietary changes and gestational diabetes can usually be handled fairly easy. ...Read more
I know gestational diabetes can cause hypoglycemia&seizures in baby shortly after birth; is it possible for gest. Diabetes to cause in utero seizures?
Control: Once a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus is established the best anyone can do is control it. The diagnosis doesn't go away but with lifestyle change, some may be able to come off medication for a time. Diabetes is a chronic condition. Patients may eventually become Insulin dependent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A lot of bad: Chronically elevated blood sugar in diabetics affect all the organs from head to toe. Some of the complications include: blindness, kidney failure, gastrointestinal problems, nerve damage, loss of sensation and loos supply to the limbs and eventually loss of limbs. Heart disease and some cancers are also direct result of uncontrolled diabetes as well as many other diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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