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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes Risks (Overview)

Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood.


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Can any one inform me about gestational diabetes risks?

Can any one inform me about gestational diabetes risks?

Multiple, severe.: Macrosomia (large baby), shoulder dystocia +/- brachial plexus injury, cesarean section, increased amniotic fluid, fetal death, neonatal hypoglycemia/jaundice/cardiomyopathy can all occur with gestational diabetes mellitus (gdm). The mother is also at risk for persistent post-pregnancy dm, especially if she is overweight, older than 35, physically inactive, hispanic and has positive family history. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
588 doctors shared insights

Diabetes Risks (Overview)

Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood.


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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Tip)

Managing Your Child's Diabetes

Many state juvenile diabetes associations sponsor summer camps....Go to one and meet other with dz. ...See more

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Preventing Diabetes (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
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Exercise regularly
Weekly
Watch your weight
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Which aspect of diabetes increases cvd risk?

Which aspect of diabetes increases cvd risk?

Hyperglycemia: Diabetes increases the sugar levels in the blood (hyperglycemia) which increases the risk of atherosclerosis and also causing toxic effects on small vessels). Hyperglycemia also increases blood viscosity. When adult onset diabetes occurs related to obesity, there are obesity associated risks as well including changes in blood lipid profiles, hypertension etc. ...Read more

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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Tip)

Managing Your Child's Diabetes

Help them understand what is diabetes early in life. ...See more

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Managing Gestational Diabetes (Checklist)

Attend a diabetic counseling and nutrition class
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Ask about fetal monitoring and biophysical profiles
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Why are people with poorly controlled diabetes at risk for amputation?

Why are people with poorly controlled diabetes at risk for amputation?

Infection and PVD: Uncobtrolled diabetes can lead to increasing numbers of infections and sores on the feet. Diabetes also causes the arteries that give blood to the feet, to become illed with plaque, leading to decreased circulation to heal ores or ulcers on the feet which can lead to amputation. ...Read more

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Are people with diabetes at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Are people with diabetes at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Yes: Anyone with diabetes is at an increased risk from any infection including parasite infection. Diabetics have a weaker immune system, poor wound healing, poorer nutrition absorption, greater risk of liver, kidney, heart and vascular disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more


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Diabetes Type 2 (Definition)

Diabetes Mellitus type 2, or adult onset diabetes, is a condition that is caused by insulin resistance. This means that the muscle and fat cells of the body do not take up blood glucose, leaving a high blood glucose. Some type 2 ...Read more