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How common is it for somebody to get gestational diabetes?

How common is it for somebody to get gestational diabetes?

Getting more common: Gestational diabetes is reported to happen to 2-10% of pregnant women, but the incidence is increasing in the U.S. Because of the increasing obesity of americans, our relatively poor diets, and sedentary lifestyles. ...Read more

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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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How common is it for somebody to get diabetic retinopathy?

How common is it for somebody to get diabetic retinopathy?

About one-third: The incidence of diabetic retinopathy is about 1/3 of diabetics according to government statistics. The condition is related to how well the diabetes is controlled and if you have controlled any tendency toward high blood pressure. Take care of both of these conditions and you are less likely to get the retinopathy. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get hypoglycemia?

How common is it for somebody to get hypoglycemia?

True hypo? Rare: People often think they are hypoglycemic, but very few people actually have measurably low glucose unless they are on diabetes medication ( in which case it is very common). ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get alzheimer's?

How common is it for somebody to get alzheimer's?

Depends: The incidence of alzheimer's disease depends on a person's age and to some extent family history. 10% of people over 65, and >45% of people over 85 have ad. If there is late onset ad in the family (onset >65) the risk to children is only a few percent. If there is early onset ad (onset < 60) the risk can be up to 50%. The early onset type of ad is much, much less common overall. ...Read more

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How likely is it for hypoglycemics to get diabetes?

How likely is it for hypoglycemics to get diabetes?

Need to be imprecise: But patients who get low blood sugar 4-6 hours after eating, especially sweets, have increased risk of getting diabetes - 1 -30 years later. ...Read more

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How likely is it for me to get diabetes type 1?

How likely is it for me to get diabetes type 1?

Remote @ age 46: Type 1 dm or diabetes related to total loss of Insulin production is common to kids but rare in adults. An infection trigger with loss of islet cell Insulin production is the primary cause & most adults have experienced & developed immunity to the likely viral agents. It might happen, but you are more likely to suffer a major injury in a car crash than develop type 1 dm at your age. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get pheochromocytoma?

How common is it for somebody to get pheochromocytoma?

Pheochromocytoma: It is a very rare cause of HTN. I specialize in difficult HTN a common problem in pheo. I have only seen 12 cases in 55 years. Happy to do 2nd opinion to provide more help. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get pyomyositis?

How common is it for somebody to get pyomyositis?

Pyomyositis: This is an bacterial infection in the muscle, using found in the tropics, that can lead to abscess formation and damage to the muscle. In the US this is rare. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get renal trauma?

How common is it for somebody to get renal trauma?

Trauma: The kidneys are located in such a way that any significant trauma to the flank (sides) or lower back can result in potential damage to the kidneys. It is not unusual for people in car accidents or contact sports to occasionally see blood in their urine following a serious impact. However, it does take a significant trauma....Not usually mild contact. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get narcolepsy?

How common is it for somebody to get narcolepsy?

It depends: The answer depends on what population you are talking about. In the us, narcolepsy is estimated to affect 1 in 2000 people. It is much more common in japan, very rare in israel. ...Read more

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How difficult is it for a diabetic women to get pregnant?

How difficult is it for a diabetic women to get pregnant?

Yes: You can get pregnant with diabetes. Just make sure it is well controlled before and during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How common is it to get pregnancy induced diabetes?

How common is it to get pregnancy induced diabetes?

5-10% of Women: It is increased in women who are obese, those with a family history of diabetes, past history of gestational diabetes, african-american, asian-indian, native american, and it goes up with maternal age. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get urethritis?

How common is it for somebody to get urethritis?

Urethritis: Fairly common, sometimes associated with stds or uti's. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get endocarditis?

How common is it for somebody to get endocarditis?

Rare: From the perspective of the general public, it's a rare disease. Risk factors are intravenous drug abuse and poor dental hygiene. People who have developed a blood infection (septicemia) from any cause at are increased risk. People with underlying structural abnormalities of their valves or artificial valves are at higher risk. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get thalassemia?

How common is it for somebody to get thalassemia?

Trait is more common: The thalassemia trait is a fairly common finding in certain ethnic groups (those of mediterranean, african, and some asian descents). The trait is generally a mild condition the contributes to a mild form of anemia that generally does not cause any problems. If both genes are affected, a child will have thalassemia which causes a much more significant type of anemia. That condition is more rare. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get autism?

How common is it for somebody to get autism?

Depends: The current belief is that 1 out of 150 children can be diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder. However, there is concern that the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder are to broad. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get astrocytoma?

How common is it for somebody to get astrocytoma?

Uncommon: Astrocytomas occur in approximately 3 out of 100, 000 people annually. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get rhabdomyolysis?

How common is it for somebody to get rhabdomyolysis?

Not common: Serious rhabdomyolisis is uncommon but needs immediate medical care. Preventable causes include overuse exercise without good hydration and use of certain recreational drugs. Mild rhabdomyolisis can occur with vigorous sports, but is rarely symptomatic and resolves quickly. The best preventive is good hydration during vigorous activity and don't overheat. ...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. Quang Nguyen
3,360 doctors shared insights

Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more