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Im Type One Diabetic How Does That Affect Fertility
Hi I was wondering why I have to take folic acid before becoming pregnant when it doesn't do anything for fertility also I'm a type one diabetic ?
Im trying to get pregnant but I have type 2 diabetes and irregular periods as well. I took fertility treatment but didn't worked.
Is Metformin also used for fertility and how would this affect a postmenopausal woman? I'm a new diabetic and after taking metformin I'm spotting.
Daily intake of birth control pills by diabetic man what r the side effects and is it effects his fertility? And sometimes he takes too much dose also
My wife's fertility doc has prescribed her metformin HCl 500mg. Does this meds increase her chances of getting diabetes in future? She also has PCOS.
Why are children more likely to get type one diabetes the adults? --why aren't adults more likely to get type one?
Type : Type 1 diabetes is a problem where your body doesn't make enough insulin. It's more commonly found in young people and the cause is uncertain although fortunately there is tremendous research going on to find out. The pancrease (pancrelipase) doesn't make adequate Insulin supplies for your body. Type 2 diabetes is usually found in older people and the problem is that your body isn't sensitive to the effects of Insulin so your blood sugar goes up even though you have a lot of Insulin in your body. The good news about type 2 is you get control of your disease. Lose weight, exercise, eat the right stuff ( dodge the "whites"- potatoes, sugar, flour, rice) and you can make tremendous strides in controlling it without a lot of medicines. The type 1 diabetes use very small doses of Insulin (compared to the type2s) and have very labile blood sugars- type 2s don't do that so much. Some medications for them overlap but in general the type 1s need Insulin and type 2s don't. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was diagnosed with type one diabetes. Im active duty and im on limited duty right now. Should i medically retire?
Discuss with dr: I would discuss this with your military doctor, they should know the standards needed. ...Read more
Auutoimmunity: Autoimmunity refers to one's own immune system making antibodies that target one's own proteins or tissues. T1d(type1 diabetes) occurs when antibodies lead to destruction of beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Researchers are working on exactly what leads to autoimmunity. It appears to be a combination of genetics and exposure to certain viruses or food/environmental proteins. ...Read more
Carefully: Weight loss for you is the same as for a non-diabetic: lower caloric intake and increase physical activity. However, i'm glad you asked, bc as a type 1 diabetic, doing those things will require you to change your Insulin regimen. Work with a dietician to make a balanced, carbohydrate consistent meal plan. Work with your endocrinologist for alterations in your Insulin regimen for work-out days. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many do: Diabetics have complicated pregnancies.They often have difficulty controlling blood sugar.The fetus makes its own Insulin ; puts the excess sugar that is transferred across the placenta into over-sized storage areas, over-sized organs etc.All of which can make the baby heavy. Better control during pregnancy, decreases risk for baby and mom. ...Read more
30-70 units per day: Usually in the range of 0.4 to 0.6 units/kg/day. ...Read more
It's the same: as for anyone else, eat less and exercise more to burn up more calories than you take in. Insulin administration will make this more difficult, and you might want to discuss with your doctor a gradual reduction in insulin dose as weight loss proceeds, but make sure glucose control remains appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk w your doctor.: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more
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