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A quote to help you: "As physicians, we counsel, we coach, we prescribe, we cheerlead. But the only person who treats diabetes is the person who has it." Dr. Daniel Lorber. In other word, it's up to you to reduce risks (please see my prior HealthTap answer on the subject). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diabetes prevention: Hi. You can't prevent type 1 diabetes by any reasonable means as of yet. But the much more prevalent type 2 can be prevented or delayed by healthy lifestyle (a truly alien concept to most Americans!). Eat healthily and exercise regularly for life. If possible, achieve and maintain ideal body weight. Don't smoke. It's easier than people think, but it takes paying attention and effort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy lifestyle,: There are no guarantees in the prevention of diabetes but there are many things you can do to reduce the risk. Genetics also play a factor. The best prevention is a healthy lifestyle that includes moderate exercise, good rest and a good diet. Diet to include 45-65% of calories in carbs,25-35% in fats ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise; AvoidCarbs: To avoid adult (type 2) diabetes, one should have lucky genetics, exercise often, and avoid sugar plus avoid simple carbs. Diabetes is a disease in which a person cannot make enough insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells (cells are unable to get fuel). In prediabetes, there is still enough insulin to prevent the blood sugar level from going up to the full-blown diabetes levels. ...Read more
Exercise; AvoidCarbs: To avoid adult (type 2) diabetes, one should have lucky genetics, exercise often, avoid sugar, plus avoid simple carbs. Diabetes is a disease in which a person cannot make enough insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells (thus, cells are unable to get fuel). In pre-diabetes, there is still enough insulin to prevent the blood sugar level from going up to the full-blown diabetes levels. ...Read more
Pray, take folate!: You basically cannot prevent a miscarriage. Taking Folic Acid at 1-5 mg daily for at least 3 months before conception may help reduce your risk for miscarriage. Also avoid known teratogens (radiation, valproate, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, methotrexate, ace-inhibitors, heat, misoprostol, etc.) and stay calm, placing your belief in god. ...Read more
Retinal oxygen baby: Retinopathy in the premie baby has been studied extensively over the past two decades and great strides have been made in prevention and/or treatment. Most neonatal care centers have the knowledge, proper monitoring equipment and dedicated trained professionls to help. Carefully following these children after discharge is still a very big challenge as the risk to their vision is not short term. ...Read more
AntiAging: Tips to age well: avoid tobacco, minimize sun exposure, minimize stress, sleep well, eat a healthy diet, laugh, make friends, get married, have a dog or a cat, exercise regularly. Nothing can stop aging, but these things have been shown to extend life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good, tough question: "Depression" is only a word, used variably, without confirmed, specific biology. So, discussion starts there. However, depression is typically "constitutional" (genetics or early trauma) or "acquired" (life circumstances). Treatment of former is long term and cure rare. Treatment of latter >> fix how you approach the disparity between what you believe your life should be v. what it is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kick Counting: Fetal movement is reassuring. Babies that are in trouble stop moving, usually awhile before they are at risk of stillbirth. Monitoring fetal movement is a way to make sure that baby is doing well without hooking you up to a fetal monitor. If your monitoring indicates that baby isn't moving enough, you can go to the hospital for electronic fetal monitoring. Best wishes! ...Read more
Sleep position: Babies who sleep on their stomach or side have a higher risk of SIDS, therefore they should always sleep on their back. Pacifier use and background noise, such as a ceiling fan, have been shown to decrease the risk as well. Smokers in the home and overheating have been shown to increase the risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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