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How Does Gestational Diabetes Affect The Reproductive System
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
It shouldn't: That is, as long as you follow your doctor's instructions ! patients with gestational diabetes are considered high risk and should follow their doctor's instructions very carefully to keep their sugars under control. This way, there is a much better chance of having a healthy pregnancy, healthy delivery and healthy baby. That will make your spouse and family very, very happy. ...Read more
If you exercise by walking around during your one hour gestational diabetes test, can it affect your results?
Probably not: Unless you are really borderline it's not likely to affect the results, but i wouldn't recommend if because you wouldn't want to be falsely negative and not find out about the diagnosis. ...Read more
Not as much: Both fructose and galactose are of low glycemic index and are not regulated by insulin. They are slower absorbed than glucose and therefore don't cause blood glucose to rise. Excessive use of fructose, however, can lead to increase in central fat deposition and metabolic syndrome that can lead to significant cholesterolemia and atherosclerosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Macrosomia: If mom's blood sugar is high, the baby can grow excessively because of exposure to high levels of glucose. The baby also tries to control this by turning on higher production of Insulin in its own little body - this can then cause the blood sugar to drop dangerously after the baby is born and the sugar source is cut off. It can slow down organs from maturing, so term babies can act premature. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that's first noticed during pregnancy. Hormones increase blood sugar levels during pregnancy. If levels get too high, it's called gestational diabetes. Some moms have had high sugars before pregnancy, but haven't been tested. That's why moms with gdm should have sugars ...Read more
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