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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
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
Hi doctor ,
Is it ok for a woman who has diabetes to become pregnant and have a child with good health?
I don't have a history of diabetes. Recent test show glycohemglobin A1c at 8.4. Could this be because im pregnant? Test 6/2013 and 5/2014 show 5.3.
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
HiNatFat;ModProtein: Since diabetes mellitus, by definition, is ?ed capability to prevent ?es in blood sugar, avoid carbohydrates, especially simple ones, i.e. All sugars. Study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, mary enig, peter attia, gary taubes, fatchance.Html, science for smart people, dietdoctor.Com, . ...Read more
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 (folic acid). 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
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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