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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does gestational diabetes occur during pregnancy?

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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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What are the tests for diabetes onset during pregnancy?

What are the tests for diabetes onset during pregnancy?

FBG and OGTT: Fbg is fasting blood glucose (sugar) and ogtt is an oral glucose tolerance test. For the ogtt, a woman comes in fasting, drinks a sweet liquid with a set amount of glucose. Blood is drawn just before the woman drinks the glucose solution, and at several time points afterwards for up to 3 hours (~ 4 draws total). Having a high glucose for two of the readings means she has gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a person developing diabetes if they had gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

What are the chances of a person developing diabetes if they had gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

Increased risk: Gestational diabetes is a risk factor for adult onset diabetes. Watch your weight, exercise and get yearly check up. ...Read more

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Can diabetic eye disease worsen during pregnancy?

Can diabetic eye disease worsen during pregnancy?

Yes: During pregnancy there are lots of growth factor which are present. As such, diabetic changes in the eyes can develop during pregnancy and can get worse during pregnancy. It is important if you are diabetic, to have your eyes checked in the first, second, and third trimester. This will insure that if there are changes, they can be treat right away to prevent vision loss. ...Read more

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Which type of diabetes happens during pregnancy?

Which type of diabetes happens during pregnancy?

Gestational diabetes: Gestational diabetes is a condition where women develop high blood sugar during pregnancy without a prior history of diabetes. It is often without symptoms, but can be picked up during routine pre-natal screening. There is some risk to the baby if it is not treated, and there is some risk of the mother having diabetes after birth. ...Read more

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How can you prevent gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

How can you prevent gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

Lo carb, no sugar: Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. A lo carb, no sugar diet is effective for many women. ...Read more

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Can diabetes in pregnancy cause anencephaly?

Can diabetes in pregnancy cause anencephaly?

Diabetes: Insulin dependent diabetes, diabetes type 1, which is poorly controlled in early pregnancy is associated with a higher rate of neural tube defects. Anencephaly is the most extreme form of a neural tube defect. ...Read more

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The differences between symptoms of regular diabetes and pregnancy diabetes?

The differences between symptoms of regular diabetes and pregnancy diabetes?

Same: The symptoms are the same for both. The only difference is patients with pregnancy diabetes can have normal blood sugar after the pregnancy whereas regular blood sugar is permanent. ...Read more

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Do diabetes complications increase during puberty?

Do diabetes complications increase during puberty?

Sometimes: Sometimes during puberty kids become less compliant with testing their blood sugars and taking their prescribed medications / insulin. So, simply being a teenager can increase complications by decreasing compliance with medical management. ...Read more

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What type of diabetes can happen during pregnancy?

What type of diabetes can happen during pregnancy?

Gestational diabetes: If you do not have diabetes before you are pregnant, but become diabetic during the pregnancy you have developed "gestational diabetes". You will be at increased risk for adult onset diabetes later in life as well. ...Read more

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What are the optimal blood glucose levels for pregnant women with gestational diabetes?

What are the optimal blood glucose levels for pregnant women with gestational diabetes?

Low!: Less than 95 fasting, and less than 120 2 hours after meals. (some are a little more liberal with fastings, allowing less than 105). Gestational diabetic are less likely to have problems with fasting sugars as they are with postprandial (after meals) sugars. ...Read more

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Can there be any complications during pregnancy : my wife has gestational diabetic?

Can there be any complications during pregnancy : my wife has gestational diabetic?

More risky: Gestational diabetes does increase the risk for a c-section, a difficult vaginal delivery, and other complications during pregnancy. It's very important she keep her blood sugar in good control, and that can dramatically lessen the risk of any complications. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had GD in last pregnancy, diet controlled.Does every subsequent pregnancy put me at a higher risk of developing established Type 2 diabetes?

Had GD in last pregnancy, diet controlled.Does every subsequent pregnancy put me at a higher risk of developing established Type 2 diabetes?

Not exactly: Having gestational diabetes means that you are at a higher risk of having GDM again in future pregnancies. It also means you have a higher lifetime risk of type 2 diabetes. The number of total pregnancies does not directly correlate with the lifetime risk of type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Does high birth weight pregnancy increase the risk for diabetes later in life?

Does high birth weight pregnancy increase the risk for diabetes later in life?

YES!: Birth weight over 4 kilos or 9 lb increases the likelihood that the mother will develop overt diabetes outside of pregnancy. Diet and exercise to decrease your weight for height can avert this dire complication. ...Read more

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Pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus in pregnancy?

Glucose intolerance: The short paragraph here doesn't give me alot to explain this, but basically pregnancy is a relatively glucose resistant state and the more times you are pregnant, the more likely you get gestational diabetes. There are alterations in Insulin levels and Insulin resistance during the pregnancy. The typical american diet of high sugar processed foods doesn't help. ...Read more

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