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Can exercise help gestational diabetes?

Can exercise help gestational diabetes?

Yes: Activity such as walking, or moderate exercise after meals can help lower sugars a bit, but women still need to follow the diet, check sugars, and possibly take meds. Don't think that "more exercise" (such as a marathon) is a substitute for the diet/medication treatment. While it was done, and we don't know exactly how much exercise is "safe", i'm not confident that a marathon is the best idea. ...Read more

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Diabetes Onset During Pregnancy (Definition)

Gestation diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. This develops when pregnancy hormones change a patient's metabolism so that they can not regulate their blood sugar. A patient with GDM will have to go on a low sugar and low carb diet and monitor blood sugars very carefully. Sometimes they will require medications. There is a 30% chance ...Read more


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For gestational diabetes: do insulin shots hurt?

For gestational diabetes: do insulin shots hurt?

Minimally : If you use the right technique and the appropriately sized needle, it should not hurt much. ...Read more

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When is insulin needed for gestational diabetes?

When is insulin needed for gestational diabetes?

Few scenarios: 1) when blood sugar needs to be urgently brought down to normal (maybe because you are feeling very sick from the dm). 2) when your overall diabetes control is so poor that it will take a long time for a pill to bring down your blood sugar. 3) when the baby is already growing faster than expected and time is the essense... ...Read more

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Is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus similiar to children's diabetes or not?

Is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus similiar to children's diabetes or not?

Imprecise question: Diabetes insipitus is decreased production or effect of vasopressin- nephrogenic is where it's effect reduced because of a kidney issue diabetes mellitus is a high sugar problem due to immune destruction of cells making Insulin in pancreas they are different disease states. ...Read more

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Can I use malunggay c instead of insulin ? For diabetes type 1 person

Can I use malunggay c instead of insulin ? For diabetes type 1 person

No: For type 1 diabetes in which the problem is deficiency of insulin, the only treatments that help are those that provide the body the needed insulin. The beta cells are destroyed by an autoimmune process leading to Insulin deficiency. Malunggay does not provide insulin. Whatever benefit it may offer, Insulin replacement in type 1diabetes is not one of them. ...Read more

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I've got Dx at age 2 with type 1 diabetes mellitus. My diabetes is deregulated. Is a fecal transplant a treatment option? I use CGM + insulin pump.

I've got Dx at age 2 with type 1 diabetes mellitus. My diabetes is deregulated. Is a fecal transplant a treatment option? I use CGM + insulin pump.

No: Fecal transplant is not a treatment for diabetes. Please keep your blood glucose under control with insulin. Wish you good health. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?

I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?

Insulin pump: At age 40 you should not need an Insulin pump. Please see your doctor about this. At age 40 it is unlikely that you need an insulin pump. What you do need is a nurse to help you gradually lose your blood sugar level until you no longer have diabetes Will take some time but quite necessary! ...Read more

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Can people have hypertension, hyperglycemia , and hyperlipidemia use food for long term cure?

Can people have hypertension, hyperglycemia , and hyperlipidemia use food for long term cure?

DIET: Great question: optimal diet is DASH Diet: low salt, low saturated fat, low cholesterol, 8 servings of colored fruit and vegetables daily, \low refined carb; low bread; no sugar; whole grains and low animal protein (4 - 5 oz per day of very lean meat, fish, poultry only). Don't smoke. Drink 3 liters fluid per day. Minimize caffeine. Add omega 3. Achieve ideal weight. Exercise twice daily. ...Read more

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Are there side effects during the 1-hr glucose challenge test for gestational diabetes?

Are there side effects during the 1-hr glucose challenge test for gestational diabetes?

No long lasting: Some people feels nauseated, slightly sick but no long lasting effects. ...Read more

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Diabetes type 2 using insulin 40unit. Sugar high to 458 . Is that to much.?

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Diabetes type 2 using insulin 40unit. Sugar high to 458 . Is that to much.?

Yes: Your sugars are not optimal, they should be not more than 120. You need to see your doc to adjust the Insulin dose as well as modify your diet. ...Read more

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Hi, diabetic, hypertens, on lantus (insulin glargine) and amaryl 2x3 glucophage5oox4, novonorm2x3 , A1c 9.7 cannot do more excercise due to arthralgia and oa chages ?

Hi, diabetic, hypertens, on lantus (insulin glargine) and amaryl 2x3 glucophage5oox4, novonorm2x3      , A1c 9.7    cannot do more excercise due to arthralgia and oa chages ?

WEIGHT LOSS CRUCIAL: WEIGHT LOSS IS CRUCIAL : I recommend a gluten free diet &WHOLEAPPROACH.COM/GUTBLISS.COM. If you have any sleep issues I would recommend as sleep study, there is a high overlap of sleep apnea and diabetes. Also I use Topamax (topiramate) in the evening for my diabetic patients it help with sleep/weight loss & improves insulin receptor sensitivity. ...Read more

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How is gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosed?

How is gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosed?

High blood sugar: Pregnancy can make a woman's body resistant to Insulin (similar to type 2 diabetes). If she was not diabetic before being pregnant and meets one of several sets of criteria for diabetes after becoming pregnant, then she may have gestational diabetes. This gives her an increased risk of developing diabetes after delivering the baby. Usually found during routine glucose tolerance testing. Thanks! ...Read more

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What are oral glucose test alternatives for gestational diabetes?

What are oral glucose test alternatives for gestational diabetes?

Not sure: What you're asking. The limited GTT is the gold standard for detecting gestational diabetes. Elevated blood sugars through other testing are also potentially useful, but some sort of testing is essential. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 12 weeks. What level of sugar spike is needed to cause birth defects ?

Diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 12 weeks. What level of sugar spike is needed to cause birth defects ?

Discuss w/ providers: Your OBGYN and other providers need to clearly explain the situation to you and provide you with info on what to do to avoid problems or what to watch for, when to call them or go to an ER. Working closely w/ them is the very best thing you can do. That way you'll have the safest birth and both you and your baby will be glad to be part of a team. Best wishes. ...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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Amino 2222 softgels can use type 1 diabetes patients ?

Amino 2222 softgels can use type 1 diabetes patients ?

Sounds Ok.: Diabetics can take amino acid supplements without fear of harm. I might only be concerned if the diabetic has advanced kidney disease, but otherwise it should be fine. ...Read more

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Any medication for moderate Microalbuminuria other than tight control of HTN. DM with diet exercise like acetylcysteine Taurine?

Any medication for moderate Microalbuminuria other than tight control of HTN. DM with diet exercise like acetylcysteine Taurine?

Possibly: There appears to be some data supporting the use of acetylcysteine taurine for this purpose. You are already taking the usually recommended medication to prevent kidney damage in diabetes, i.e. telmisartan, an angiotensin receptor blocker. These drugs, along with ACE inhibitors, are the standard of care. Notable side effects of acetylcysteine are reported including rash. Review with your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Alison Stuebe
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Gestational Diabetes (Definition)

Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away, although she has a higher chance of getting non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the future. With gestational diabetes, hormones from the pregnancy ...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