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Is gestational diabetes a form of type 2 or type 1 diabetes?

Is gestational diabetes a form of type 2 or type 1 diabetes?

Neither: It is really a separate type, one that occurs in pregnancy. It is more like type2, but treated more like type1. See your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Carson
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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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Is type 2 diabetes genetic?

Is type 2 diabetes genetic?

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 more

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Differentiate type1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes?

Differentiate type1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes?

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 more

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Insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes vs type 1?

Insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes vs type 1?

Insulin: Both can be treated with insulin. In general, type 2 requires more Insulin than type 1 (due to Insulin resistance). ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 2 (diabetes type 2)?

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What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 2 (diabetes type 2)?

Acquried diabetes: Diabetes type 2 is the most common form of diabetes, resistance to insulin, closely linked to obesity and has become increasingly common in recent decades as more people become obese. ...Read more

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What is diabetes mellitus type 2 uncontrolled?

What is diabetes mellitus type 2 uncontrolled?

DM2: Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus means the blood sugar numbers are regularly too high, which could lead to diabetic complications to the heart, eyes, kidneys and blood vessels and nerves. Type 2 DM is the more common, adult-onset, hereditary form of diabetes. ...Read more

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Difference in type 1 and type 2 diabetes signs?

Difference in type 1 and type 2 diabetes signs?

Not much: There isn't much difference in the signs of diabetes type 1 versus type 2. Type 1 disease, however, can often present with more severe, and more sudden signs. ...Read more

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How is type 2 diabetes diagnosed?

How is type 2 diabetes diagnosed?

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 more

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How is type 1& type 2 diabetes different?

How is type 1& type 2 diabetes different?

Insulin dependance: In type 1 diabetes, the body's ability to make Insulin has been damaged/destroyed, & you have to have Insulin to live. In type 2, the body becomes resistant to the Insulin you already have, and it is usually controlled with oral medications and diet. ...Read more

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Difference of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in obesity?

Difference of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in obesity?

Bad for both: Obesity can adversely affect diabetes control for both type 1 and type 2. In general, type 2 patients are more obese because of Insulin resistance. For both group, exercise/diet control remains key in controlling diabetes. ...Read more

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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

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What is type 2 diabetes?

What is type 2 diabetes?

Insulin resistance: This is the type of diabetes where your body is resistant to the hormone Insulin and therefore your body can't process carbohydrates properly. ...Read more

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Diabetes type 2 without medicines?

Diabetes type 2 without medicines?

More info: What's your hba1c? Metformin is a safe drug and should be the backbone of a type 2 diabetic's regimen. ...Read more

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Whats main difference type 1 type 2 diabetes?

Whats main difference type 1 type 2 diabetes?

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

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Whats diabetes type 1 and 2 difference?

Whats diabetes type 1 and 2 difference?

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

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Is type 2 diabetes the same as prediabetes?

Is type 2 diabetes the same as prediabetes?

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 more

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What causes type 2 diabetes?

What causes type 2 diabetes?

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

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If you have gestational diabetes while pregnant, does the risk of developing type 2 diabetes increase with each pregnancy that you have gdm?

If you have gestational diabetes while pregnant, does the risk of developing type 2 diabetes increase with each pregnancy that you have gdm?

Risk increases: Women who have had gestational diabetes are seven times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than women who have not had gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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What should be the daily carbohydrate intake for someone with type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes?

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 more

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Is gestational diabetes a form of type 2 or type 1 diabetes?

Neither: It is really a separate type, one that occurs in pregnancy. It is more like type2, but treated more like type1. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Which type of diabetes will i get if I've had gestational diabetes?

Which type of diabetes will i get if I've had gestational diabetes?

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

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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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What type of diabetes will I get later if I've had gestational diabetes?

What type of diabetes will I get later if I've had gestational diabetes?

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

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I have gestational diabetes. Do I test two hours after my first bite or two hours after I'm done eating?

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

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Help please! is controlled gestational diabetes less likely to become type ii?

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 more

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What to do if I have gestational diabetes, i'm pregnant with twins, what type of food am i allowed to eat?

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 more

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If I had gestational diabetes with baby number #1, will I have it with baby #2?

Likely: It's not certain but you are at higher risk of developing gestational diabetes with the second one. Keep close eye on it and get tested sooner. ...Read more

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3hr glucose test. Hour 1 and 2 were high. Do I have gestational diabetes?

3hr glucose test. Hour 1 and 2 were high. Do I have gestational diabetes?

Yes: Gestational diabetes is defined by 2 of the test values being high on the 3 hour gtt. Your doctor will help you come up with a regimen for checking your blood sugar and modifying your diet. ...Read more

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Can I eat a 1/2 cup of old fashioned oatmeal and some raisins with gestational diabetes?

Can I eat a 1/2 cup of old fashioned oatmeal and some raisins with gestational diabetes?

Ask your OB MD: Ask your treating OB MD who has your entire prenatal care and blood sugars on record. ...Read more

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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?

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?

High risk obstetrics: You report multiple risk factors for future pregnancies. I would encourage you to seek a maternal fetal medicine consultation prior to conception to review your history and make recommendations. ...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