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Gestational Diabetes Vs Type 2
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
Partially: It has a strong genetic component but is also strongly tied to lifestyle habits. If you have close relatives with type 2 diabetes you have a better chance of developing it. You can also develop it with poor diet, lack of exercise and obesity. Use caution with carbs and fats. These types of foods trigger Insulin in our bodies and lead to Insulin resistance and eventual diabetes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Diabetes: 37 M asks: Differentiate type 1 and type2 diabetes. But does not ask how much detail. ANS: I would google this for detailed answer. In brief: 2 is inherited, 1 is not. 1 develops suddenly, 2 does not. 2 associated with obesity 1 usually not. 1 requires insulin. no insulin u die. , 2 does not till advanced. 1 shortens life much more than 2. 1 much more likely to go blind and end up on dialysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: Symptoms such as excessive thirst and hunger, excessive urination, fatigue can point you to the possibility of diabetes.To diagnose you have 4 ways:1)fasting bs>/=126, 2)oral glucose tolerance test (drinking a high carbohydrate drink)2 hr after the drink with bs>/=200 mmol/dl 3)hba1c>6.5% or 4) random bs>200 mmol/dl with the symptoms described above.You need 2 positive tests to confirm diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a full blood count detect diabetes type 2 or diabetes type 1? Is type 2 an autoimmune disease?
No: But a fasting blood glucose or Hgb a1c test would show diabetes. It does not distinguish between the two types of diabetes however. Type 1 is often considered an autoimmune disorder but type 2 more a lifestyle issue- too much fat not enough exercise. Type 1 usually requires insulin and type 2 only on occasions (may reverse to normal with weight loss). ...Read more
Insulin: Type one diabetic: pancreas has stopped working. You need the Insulin the pancreas make to keep your blood glusoe levels down or you will have medicla problem. Solution is insuliln injections. Type 2 diabetes could be controlled by diet and weight control, pills and or insulin. ...Read more
Insulin production: Type 1 dm is common in childhood & generally occurs after an infection kills off the Insulin production in the body. Insulin injections or pumps are the basic rx. Type 2 generally applies to adults who make Insulin but their body shows resistance to its effects & they need meds to help their existing Insulin work better or Insulin supplements. ...Read more
Not quite: Prediabetes means u have high blood sugar, but not yet high enough to be called type ii diabetes. U r headed in that direction though. Eliminate grains and sugar from diet. If on a medication like metformin, be sure to let your doc know about diet changes asap. If on a station drug like lipitor, (atorvastatin) these increase risk for diabetes. Diet is biggest factor. Eat low carb. Avoid soda. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: In the child diabetic, the general problem is that the pancreas quits producing Insulin so your body can not utilize the available sugar. In the adult diabetic, your cells become resistant to the available insulin. The result is too much sugar in the blood. If you are a diabetic and you eat a lot of sugar, then this can make your diabetes worse, but it is not the cause of diabetes. ...Read more
If you have gestational diabetes while pregnant, does the risk of developing type 2 diabetes increase with each pregnancy that you have gdm?
I had gestational diabetes and father has type 2. I went for my yearly check up and have A1c of 5.3 but a fasting glucose of 101. Should i be concerne?
What should be the daily carbohydrate intake for someone with type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes?
That's a hard one: If you are looking for a carved in stone #, i won't give you one. It depends on your current weight, the weight you've gained so far in your pregnancy, the severity of your diabetes etc. Your best bet would be to talk it over with your nutritionist, who should help you make out a plan and suggest a menu or two that you may follow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gestational diabetes? 3-hour glucose test said first number was high (203), but the other two were normal (in the 70's). I need a 2nd opinion! thanks!
How can u tell u are pregnant without a test no insurance for two weeks 3 weeks late and i get gestational diabetes while pregnant and norm reg cycles?
Since i had gestational diabetes, what are my son's chances that he'll develop diabetes? When i was pregnant with my son two years ago, i had gestational diabetes that went undiagnosed (and therefore uncontrolled) until i was 36 weeks along. My son was 9
Minimal: You probably have a genetic predisposition for having dm, and the physical stress of pregnancy simply caused it to be expressed. Children in these pregnancies have no additional risks of contracting dm, other than the due to the genetics of both families. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type 2: Under utilization of Insulin receptors. Once you are no longer pregnant your sugar situation/ balance should return as long as your weight returns to a healthier means. Your ob/gyn and primary care md can assist you with this situation as it progresses and after you have your child. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type II (or not): Gestational diabetes puts you at a significantly higher risk for type 2 diabetes in the future. The rest, however, is up to you. Many women avoid ever getting diabetes because they eat right, lose weight after the baby, change their eating habits and get healthier than ever. Gestational diabetes can be a great wake-up call for your health. With hard work you may avoid future diabetes ! ...Read more
I have gestational diabetes. Do I test two hours after my first bite or two hours after I'm done eating?
Virtual consult: 2 hours after you finish eating each meal and a fasting finger stick. So a total of 4 times a day. If you have any further questions please set up a virtual consult with me. ...Read more
There is an: Approximately 30-60% chance of developing type 2 diabetes later in life if you have gestational diabetes. You can decrease the risk by diet, exercise and weight loss after your pregnancy has been completed. Check w/your diabetes care team for more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have gestational diabetes, i'm pregnant with twins, what type of food am i allowed to eat?
Low carb food: Avoid high carb foods such as grains, lentils, potato based items. Avoid milk protein (cheese, yogurt, milk, etc). Consume plenty of low carb foods such as eggs, chicken, fish, meats, non starchy vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (example: butter, coconut oil), olive oil, some nuts. Please don't hesitate to contact for more help. Read: https://www.kaushikmd.com/category/recipe/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 34yr. had 2 miscarriages at 20weeks. have 1 baby born at 31 weeks after cerclage.had gestational diabetes.possible risks for another baby?
sugar level was 8.5, 1 hour after eating so I checked again after 15 minutes it was 7.2. What can I do about it or is it normal?
Gestational diabetes: Please have your obstetrician refer you to an endocrinologist to put you on the right track. Not a difficult move but quite necessary. ...Read more
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
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