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Which type of diet is for gestational diabetes?

Which type of diet is for gestational diabetes?

Nutritionist: Most of the obstetricians I have worked with referred women with gestational diabetes to a class on the subject or to work with a nutritionist. I think this is quiet important. Frankly, it would be difficulty to teach the concepts of eating with diabetes in 400 words or less. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What's the goal of diet therapy for diabetic?

What's the goal of diet therapy for diabetic?

Diabetic control: The goal of diet therapy is the same as the goal of pharmacologic therapy: glucose control. Typically, glucose control is assessed by the hemoglobin a1c. This test gives an estimate of average blood sugar over a 3 month period. For most people a value < 7% is considered to be controlled. If you're asking about weight loss, a reasonable goal is to lose 5-10% of your body weight. ...Read more

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Type 1 diabetes diet should consist of what foods?

Type 1 diabetes diet should consist of what foods?

Long answer: That would take pages to answer. See your doctor and ask to see a diabetes educator asap. It is vital for your health and life. ...Read more

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What kind of diet is best for preventing gestational diabetes?

What kind of diet is best for preventing gestational diabetes?

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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What is the role of diet and exercise in controlling diabetes?

What is the role of diet and exercise in controlling diabetes?

Quite a lot: well... not huge amounts in childhood onset type 1. Huge importance in adult onset type II. First, with weight loss a far amount of people can become non-diabetic (bariatric surgery, generally needed). WIth a reasonable amt of either/both diet and /or exercise, the diabetes improves/is easier to control. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health ...Read more

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What type of diet for kidney failure?

What type of diet for kidney failure?

Many considerations: If you are on dialysis or heading for a transplant, you will have a renal dietician to help. Most people in renal failure will restrict salt, protein, phosphate, and potassium. Fluids will be limited also. Because ingredients like phosphorus and potassium are in virtually everything, your dietician will be a huge help. More frequent dialysis (as in home dialysis) allows more dietary flexibility. ...Read more

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Witch type of diet plan for high triglycerides?

Witch type of diet plan for high triglycerides?

Carbs and fat: I think you should cut out the simple carbs like rice and processed flour etc, and decrease your intake of fatty and fried foods. The recommendation is usually to eat whole grain and vegetables with lean meats. ...Read more

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What is the health implications of taking diabetic patients sugars for non diabetic?

What is the health implications of  taking  diabetic  patients sugars for non diabetic?

Serious: I assume you mean taking a diabetic patients medications when you are not diabetic? If that is what you mean, than stop immediately. Low sugars can result in a non-diabetic if taking certain diabetic medications. Discuss with your dr. If you feel you have diabetes and need treatment, which would then be tailored to you. ...Read more

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How the high fat diet and low fiber diet considered as a risk factor of colorectal cancer ?

How the high fat diet and low fiber diet considered as a risk factor of colorectal cancer ?

Controversial: Various studies have yielded various results, as is common in epidemiology. It may still be "politically correct" to blame meat-eating, low-fiber, high-fat diets for colon cancer, but you also need to know that the hard-core studies have generally shown less of an effect than you may have been told. Don't forego screening -- no one's immune. ...Read more

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Are fruit juices a good source of insulin for diabetes patients?

Are fruit juices a good source of insulin for diabetes patients?

No: Fruit juices donot provide any insulin.Even if there was any Insulin in juices it will not be absorbed from g i tract. ...Read more

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Can eating a high fiber diet reduce symptoms of vascular conditions?

Can eating a high fiber diet reduce symptoms of vascular conditions?

Not related: However a healthy diet is recommended for patients with vascular disease. Ideal body weight, lower blood sugar, increased lean muscle are helpful in risk reduction for cardiovascular events. High fiber is the beginning of better diet. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for niddm (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus)?

What is the most effective treatment for niddm (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus)?

Diet exercise oral : Along with diet and exercise, oral agents such as glipizide/glyburide followed by the addition of metformin if not controlled. Glimepiride is often the next step. Then pioglitazone and sitagliptin could be used after previous alternatives attempted. ...Read more

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What diet is best for controlling or reversing diabetes type 2?

What diet is best for controlling or reversing diabetes type 2?

It's not: The diet, it's the fact that you are able to burn off more calories than you take in through diet and exercise. It's 3500 calories to lose a pound. The best diet is the one you're able to follow the rest of your life, lose the weight, and not regain it. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Avoid diets with someone's name on them. Just eat healthy and eat less>. ...Read more

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Hey.eating 12 glass water per day will help treatment Diabetes type 2??is that effective for treatment of Diabetes type 2?

Hey.eating 12 glass water per day will help treatment Diabetes type 2??is that effective for treatment of Diabetes type 2?

Type 2 diabetes: Simple answer is NO! Calorie intake should be carefully arranged and regular exercise is a good idea. Over time you should work towards getting rid of diabetes. There are many articles on the web that are designed to help you get rid of diabetes. Won't happen overnight but before long you will be "teaching" your family and friends how to get rid of diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the complications of a Low Carb Diet?

What are the complications of a Low Carb Diet?

Few, mostly good ∆es: though some people have problems with problems with constipation during a 1st month, if rapidly convert. including lots of healthy saturated fats, of natural origin (e.g. lard, high fat meats, coconut, palm, olive oils), typically prevents this complication & adds additional benefits: ?.appetite, ? triglycerides, improve lipoproteins (LDL? & Large-HDL?) . Suggest study my many answers on topics. ...Read more

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What type of diet or lifestyle changes are required as first steps in cellulite treatment?

What type of diet or lifestyle changes are required as first steps in cellulite treatment?

Weight loss: In patient's who are not at their ideal body weight, weight loss still many be the single best treatment to improve the appearance of cellulite. ...Read more

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What is the value of diet in treatment of peptic ulcers?

What is the value of diet in treatment of peptic ulcers?

1: Low fat and bland diet provokes less acid stimulation and hence tolerated better in patients with peptic ulcers. ...Read more

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Are fruit juices a good source of sugar for diabetes patients?

Are fruit juices a good source of sugar for diabetes patients?

Yes and no: Fruit juices have fructose as the main source of carbohydrate. This contains some glucose but not as much as other sources. You should still watch your blood sugars as you did before. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

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