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Can gestational diabetes affect the placenta?

Can gestational diabetes affect the 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 more

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Can diabetes affect pregnancy?

Can diabetes affect pregnancy?

Certainly: In women with gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes, the sugar in your blood directly affects the size of your baby. If your blood sugar level is high, the baby gets too much nourishment and overgrows. This can lead to a condition called macrosomia or "fat" baby. Macrosomia causes problems for both you and your baby. ...Read more

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How does gestational diabetes affect the reproductive system?

How does gestational diabetes affect the reproductive system?

Doesn't: It basically increases risk [adverse outcomes] to mom, fetus, newborn if not treated aggressively. ...Read more

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Does lentil affect diabetes level?

Does lentil affect diabetes level?

No: Lentils should not affect blood glucose levels. In fact this is a good source of protein, relatively low in carb. ...Read more

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How does diabetes mellitus affect the eyes?

How does diabetes mellitus affect the eyes?

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

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Why does Gestational Diabetes increase the risk of stillbirth?

Why does Gestational Diabetes increase the risk of stillbirth?

Abnormal glucose: The same reasons that produce Diabetic coma in adults. The elevated blood glucose going to the fetus causes metabolic changes that can result in death. ...Read more

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Does gestational diabetes occur during pregnancy?

Does gestational diabetes occur during pregnancy?

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 more

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Will menopause affect my diabetes?

Will menopause affect my diabetes?

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 more

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Does diabetes cause fetal deformities?

Does diabetes cause fetal deformities?

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 more

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Could diabetes affect the vision/brain?

Could diabetes affect the vision/brain?

Yes: Diabetes can and does cause blindness. It is the most common cause of blindness in people less than 60 years old. ...Read more

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How does pregnancy affect diabetes?

How does pregnancy affect diabetes?

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

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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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How does diabetes insipidus affect lifespan?

How does diabetes insipidus affect lifespan?

Little: Diabetes insipidus is caused by the inability of the kidneys to conserve water, which leads to frequent urination and pronounced thirst.The outcome depends on the underlying disorder. If treated, diabetes insipidus does not cause severe problems or reduce life expectancy. ...Read more

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Does smoking marijuana affect type 2 diabetes?

Does smoking marijuana affect type 2 diabetes?

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

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How does vitamin b1 (thiamine) directly affect diabetes?

How does vitamin b1 (thiamine) directly affect  diabetes?

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

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Does gestational diabetes pose much of a risk towards the fetus?

Does gestational diabetes pose much of a risk towards the fetus?

Yes: Increased risk stillbirths, miscarriages, birth defects; increase size of baby, low blood sugar after birth all , if not treated well. ...Read more

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Does high cholesterol affect pregnancy?

Does high cholesterol affect pregnancy?

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 more

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Does high risk pregnancy affect mom or baby?

Does high risk pregnancy affect mom or baby?

Depends: A high risk pregnancy can be high risk for the mother or high risk for the baby. It depends upon what the risk factor is. ...Read more

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