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Is it true that if you have diabetes you can not have children?

Is it true that if you have diabetes you can not have children?

No: Diabetes has little to no effect on fertility. Though diabetes can complicate a pregnancy, it can be managed by a trained ob/gyn physician. In some cases the help of a high risk OB (maternal fetal medicine) will be required. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

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


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Is it true that if you eat too much sugar you're more likely to get type 2 diabetes, is this especially true in children?

Is it true that if you eat too much sugar you're more likely to get type 2 diabetes, is this especially true in children?

No evil in sugar: There is nothing evil about sugar, which has been implicated in countless health problems over the years. Sugar is not the problem; calories are. (this goes for high-fructose corn syrup, as well.) too many calories makes one overweight. Being overweight leads to Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. The solution is eating healthy, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you managed diabetes well, you wouldn't die from it?

Depends: It depends on how well it is managed. I have seen people live into their 90's with proper management, and die in their 20's with improper management. Just remember that diet and exercise is something only you can control. Btw i went to port jefferson high school. (elvhs). ...Read more

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I heard that if you have diabetes you cannot eat grapes. Is that true and why?

I heard that if you have diabetes you cannot eat grapes. Is that true and why?

Not recommended: Grapes are one of the fruits that have a high glycemic index, meaning they make blood sugar rise quickly. You don't want that to happen in diabetes. You want nice, steady, low and well controlled blood sugars. No peak or troughs. ...Read more

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How many children in the U.S. have diabetes?

How many children in the U.S. have diabetes?

In2014 208000under20: According to 2014 report there are 208000 American under the age of 20 who suffer from Diabetes ...Read more

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Can diabetes affect children?

Can diabetes affect children?

Yes: Children get type 1 diabetes as well as type 2. We are seeing more type 2 diabetes due to obesity. It is fully reversible with weight loss, exercise and improved dietary habits. ...Read more

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How do children get diabetes.?

See below: 1. Typical type 1- genetic disease where loss of bet-cells-loss of Insulin production triggered by unknown factors in environment-? Virus, environmental toxins 2. Kids can get adult type diabetes if very obese, no exercise. ...Read more

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Is diabetes in children common?

Is diabetes in children common?

No : Type I (Juvenile Diabetes) affects a small, yet growing number of children in the United States. It is due to an autoimmune phenomenon where the pancreas ceases to produce insulin. Type II (adult onset) is becoming a growing concern among morbidly obese adolescents which leads insulin resistance. The body can not produce enough insulin to meet the demands. ...Read more

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Are children tested for diabetes?

Are children tested for diabetes?

Infancy: The youngest child in my practice with new onset diabetes was about 8 months old. She had recurrent yeast diaper rash and had elevated sugar levels in her urine and blood. Any child can be tested for diabetes with a urinalysis and a blood sugar level, so technically a newborn can be tested for diabetes. Diabetes is very uncommon in young infants. ...Read more

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How is diabetes in children diagnosed?

How is diabetes in children diagnosed?

Carefully/quickly!!: Ideally bood test - if sugar >100 in am, >140 2 hours after eating he has pre-diabetes. >126 am, >200 2 hours after eating = diabetes if use urine 'dipsticks over-the-counter- even 'trace' sugar = diabetes. Get patient to pediatrician soonest! ...Read more

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