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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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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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I'm 14 weeks and 3 days pregnant and was just diagnosed with gestational diabetes. How often will I have to see my doctor & what tests do I take?

I'm 14 weeks and 3 days pregnant and was just diagnosed with gestational diabetes. How often will I have to see my doctor & what tests do I take?

Too early: If your blood sugars are elevated at this point in your pregnancy, you are more likely a pre-gestational diabetic. Gestational diabetes is a consequence of hormones produced by placenta. The quantity of this hormone is insufficient in the early stages of pregnancy to cause gestational diabetes. Discuss this scenario further with your doctor. ...Read more

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Normal glucose test. Can eating lots of sugar (cookies) and carbs in 3 days reverse normalcy and cause gestational diabetes? 108 glucose 19.6 BMI 25w

Normal glucose test. Can eating lots of sugar (cookies) and carbs in 3 days reverse normalcy and cause gestational diabetes? 108 glucose 19.6 BMI 25w

Short-term sugar OK: Secondary forms of diabetes (not the autoimmune insulin-requiring types), including the gestational type, are caused by cells become desensitized to insulin. This happens when Insulin levels are always high due to high sugar intake. It takes time; pregnancy just adds to the process. Three days of cake or girl scout cookies won't do anything if you weren't already heading that way. ...Read more

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I am 32 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes and test my ketones before I eat in the mornings last few days it has been moderate. What to do?

I am 32 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes and test my ketones before I eat in the mornings last few days it has been moderate. What to do?

Test Glucose: Ketones can be positive for several reasons, you want to know what your glucose value is. If your glucose is good, a hemoglobin a 1 c may be of help. You may need hydration in the morning. Talk to your doctor. If you have gest diabetes, you should be followed by a physcian for your health and your babies health. ...Read more

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Does moving around, talking, and being upset during the hr after drinking the fluid affect gestational diabetes test results at 23 wk 4 days pregnant?

Does moving around, talking, and being upset during the hr after drinking the fluid affect gestational diabetes test results at 23 wk 4 days pregnant?

Possibly: Being upset can induce release of epinephrine which can cause breakdown of glycogen into glucose by the liver and release of this into the blood. The effect of this should not be so significant as to distort the result of this test. If in doubt, repeat testing can be done but if no medications are needed,it is important to follow the diet guidelines given for your health and that of the baby. ...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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What to do if I do not want to do a gestational diabetes test so can I just refuse it?

What to do if I do not want to do a gestational diabetes test so can I just refuse it?

Ignorance is bliss?: Hi. I don't understand your attitude. If you know poor glucose control is bad for the baby, your reluctance (or refusal) is hard to understand. Ignoring reality doesn't make it go away. Just some thoughts. Generally, you can refuse ANYTHING a doctor recommends, but be aware you may harm the fetus. Go ahead and get an abortion if you don't want the pregnancy. Otherwise, try to be healthy. ...Read more

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What to expect for gestational diabetes test;if so what was it like can you tell me about the day and how it feels?

What to expect for gestational diabetes test;if so what was it like can you tell me about the day and how it feels?

Glucose Tolerance : Typically, the test will be in the morning, fasting. Your blood will be drawn as a baseline and then at certain intervals after you drink a very syrupy drink you will be given by the lab. It can cause nausea. Staying in a cool room can help with the nausea. ...Read more

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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. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more