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Doctor insights on: Gestational Diabetes Vs Type 2 Diabetes

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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...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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How many grams of carbohydrates should a person with type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes intake a day?

How many grams of carbohydrates should a person with type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes intake a day?

No definite #: There is no definite # on that. It will depend on your prepregnancy weight, the weight you've gained throughout your pregnancy, the severity of your diabetes. The calorie intake increases in the second and third trimester by ~ 300 calories/day. Of which ~65% should come from carbohydrates. ...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?

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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What are the effects of type 2 diabetes on pregnancy?

What are the effects of type 2 diabetes on pregnancy?

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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Is there an association between pcos, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and pregnancy?

Is there an association between pcos, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and pregnancy?

Yes: Pregancy can trigger a type of diabetes called gestational diabetes. Normally is goes away after delivery. Try to keep your weight under control. If you have Insulin resistance try injecting in different sites: left arm right arm , stomach in different areas before increasin your dose. Speak to your doctor about this for advice. Diabetes is best comanaged by you and your health care provider. ...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

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. Michael Carson
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Diabetes Onset During Pregnancy (Definition)

Gestational diabetes is the onset of diabetes in the mother during pregnancy. Symptoms include increased thirst and increased urination, and may lead to a ...Read more