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How Does Diabetes Affect My Health If Pregnant
Not good.: There are varying degrees of involvement (e.g. Onset during pregnancy, diagnosed before pregnancy, etc..). Risks of big baby, shoulder dystocia, fetal anomalies, mom could develop notable end organ damage (e.g. Eyes, kidney, nerves and other systems), etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
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Is it ok for a woman who has diabetes to become pregnant and have a child with good health?
Yes: Type 2 is typically caused by obesity. Complications during pregnancy can arise and it is imperative that you maintain good glucose control throughout pregnancy. If related to weight, weight loss with good dieting prior to pregnancy can prove quite helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does type1 diabetes since childhood affect married life of a girl n r there any complications in pregnancy n is it a danger for the offspring?
See expert ASAP: Before trying to conceive (ttc), see an expert--perinatologist or mfm subspecialist or endocrinologist with experience with diabetes in pregnancy. Have tests of heart, kidneys, eyes, hgba1c. Improve glycemic control with ada diet, exercise, Insulin under md care. Take folate. When stable, then try. Let doctors know as soon as you think you might be pregnant. This is best approach for you and baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complicates it: Having dm during pregnancy makes a woman high risk for a number of reasons. Bs is harder to control during pregnancy and the baby is at risk for a number of birth defects and/or large weight/size if the bs is uncontrolled during the pregnancy. Additionally women may developed rapidly worsening diabetic eye disease called retinopathy during pregnancy as well which has to be monitored. ...Read more
1 or 3 hour GTT: High risk patients are screened with a 1 hour 50 gm tolerance at first visit and everyone again after 24 weeks. If this is high (over 140) a 3 hour glucose tolerance test (100 gm) is performed (fasting, 1, 2, & 3 hour blood draw). Depending on these results, your OB may start fingersticks 5 times per day and modify diet, exercise, and add Insulin if needed. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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