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Doctor insights on: Diabetes Symptoms Vs Pregnancy Symptoms

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Are there symptoms of diabetes onset during pregnancy?

Are there symptoms of diabetes onset during pregnancy?

Yes: Symptoms are typically more thirst, more urination, more hunger, blurry vision, fatigue. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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What are the symptoms of pregnancy diabetes as I am pregnant of 22 weeks?

What are the symptoms of pregnancy diabetes as I am pregnant of 22 weeks?

Gestational diabetes: Does not have symptoms (except perhaps in extreme cases) that is why we do a diabetes screen. You should be getting this soon. You can ask your doc to give it to you early but what you are experiencing is not due to gestational diabetes, good luck. ...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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I have pcos and type 2 diabetes, the doc took me off metformin temporarily, could that give me bad acne and pregnancy like symptoms not pregnant.

I have pcos and type 2 diabetes, the doc took me off metformin temporarily, could that give me bad acne and pregnancy like symptoms not pregnant.

Possibly: Metformin helps to lower fat synthesis. Fortunately you can eat 6 equal healthy meals and do 10 minutes of exercise after each meal to get the benefits of metformin without taking the medication. Diabetes, pcos, and acne are all helped by lowering stress, avoiding sugar, increasing vegetables and taking evening primrose oil which is high in gamma linoleic acid. ...Read more

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I have problems with fatigue and shakiness. I also bruise for no reason. I had gestational diabetes with my last prenancy. Type 2 diabetes symptoms?

Maybe: The fatigue can occur with high blood sugar and the shakiness can occur with low blood sugar. Both can occur with pre diabetes. The bruising is probably not related. See your doctor to get tested for sugar and bruising. ...Read more

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Can diabetes affect pregnancy?

Can diabetes affect pregnancy?

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 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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Is it possible to get diabetes after pregnancy?

Is it possible to get diabetes after pregnancy?

Yes: Gestational diabetes can occur, which predisposes the fetus to abnormalities such as very high birth weights. This often improves in the mother following delivery. ...Read more

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Tell me if diabetes gets worse after pregnancy?

Tell me if diabetes gets worse after pregnancy?

Yes: It can get worse with pregnancy and also afterward as pregnancy is a tremendous strain on your body, including your ability to maintain a normal glucose. Work on post-partum weight loss with diet and exercise. ...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 we treat diabetes onset during pregnancy?

How can we treat diabetes onset during pregnancy?

Attain Glucose level: Depends on severity, but usally initiate special diet and pregancy exercise program plus Insulin to attain hba1c <6.0, 1&2 hr post meal bs <140 and <120. ...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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Why do I need to get tested for diabetes in pregnancy?

Why do I need to get tested for diabetes in pregnancy?

Diabetes in pregnanc: If you have gestational diabetes, you should control your sugars really well during pregnancy otherwise the baby may be born big, develop diabetes later in life, more prone for respiratory distress syndrome etc. For the mother, gain in weight, preeclampsia and eclampsia and high blood pressure may manifest. ...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 should I be eating in pregnancy if I have diabetes?

What should I be eating in pregnancy if I have diabetes?

Protein: The goal is to maintain steady, stable blood sugars and avoid the spikes and falls that occur with simple carb intake. Every meal should have a protein, it helps maintain blood sugar levels. Avoid the "whites": sugar, rice and white bread. Eat complex carbs instead, brown rice and whole grain breads. Veggies are great, but watch the fruits, they can be high in sugar. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what effect can diabetes have on pregnancy?

I'm wondering what effect can diabetes have on pregnancy?

Stay in control!: It's very important to have good control over diabetes at all times. Good control is necessary for a healthy pregnancy and also for a healthy baby. Fetal development can be negatively impacted when diabetes is not well-controlled during pregnancy. Poor control may also result in a too large baby making delivery more of a challenge. ...Read more

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How would pregnancy affect women who already have diabetes?

How would pregnancy affect women who already have diabetes?

Many: Diabetes can affect the developing baby throughout the pregnancy. In early pregnancy, a mother's diabetes can result in birth defects and an increased rate of miscarriage. Many of the birth defects that occur affect major organs such as the brain and heart. During the 2nd & 3rd trimester, a mother's diabetes can lead to over-nutrition & excess growth of the baby. ...Read more

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Can tablets be taken for diabetes be taken during pregnancy?

Can tablets be taken for diabetes be taken during pregnancy?

Yes: One large prospective trial showed that a sulfonylurea pill for gestational diabetes didn't cross the placenta and controlled sugars (used after 11 weeks gestation). The am coll of ob/gyn doesn't fully endorse it, so most physicians use insulin. Data on metformin is retrospective, so I agree with the other respondent that a discussion of these issues with your physician is very important. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more