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Doctor insights on: Macrosomia Hypoglycemia In Baby

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Why infant of diabetic mother can be iugr despite in other side can be macrosomia?

Different problems : During diabetes a fetus can grow too much because of the excess Insulin it produces in response to the mothers blood sugar. It can also fail to grow (iugr) due to diabetes causing a poorly functioning placenta. Both can occur. Optimal blood sugar control is the key to improve outcomes. ...Read more

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Dr. Nasiruddin Mansury
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Macrosomia (Definition)

Macrosomia, also known as big baby syndrome, a condition where the fetus grows more than normal while in the uterus and so is larger ...Read more


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Baby of six month has hypoglycemia with hypocalcemia all investigation was normal what is wrong with him? Thank you

Baby of six month has hypoglycemia with hypocalcemia all investigation was normal what is wrong with him? Thank you

Needs a full eval: I would have him seen by a pediatric endocrinologist. The evaluation and interpretation of tests on this combination is complex, and the kid needs a thourough eval without an overlap of studies.Seek one through a childrens hospital or medical school. ...Read more

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What are potential long term effects for someone who was diagnosed with diet induced hypoglycemia as a baby?

What are potential long term effects for someone who was diagnosed with diet induced hypoglycemia as a baby?

None.: Tricky subject. Would need to know the exact cause of the hypoglycemia as there are many causes in babies / children. In general if they were not diagnosed with a significant metabolic abnormality the prognosis is excellent. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a newborn has hypoglycemia? I have hypoglycemia (it runs in family) & i want to ensure that my baby does not have it.

HYpoglycemia: In newborn hypoglycemia seen in large for gestational age (lga) babies, mother had gestational or uncontrolled diabetes; baby small for gestational age (sga), premature, postmature, delay in starting / poor feeding, vomiting, difficult labor, congenital anomalies e.g. Heart disease, metabolic diseases, etc. Simple one touch sugar test tells glucose level. If persistent, needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a history of hypoglycemia, should my baby's heart rate be checked twice weekly at 32 weeks?

I have a history of hypoglycemia, should my baby's heart rate be checked twice weekly at 32 weeks?

High BS--yes, low--?: There are guidelines but no simple answers. An OB care provider who examines an entire OB and medical history plus results of blood tests and prenatal diagnosis and ultrasounds and who knows about the physical findings (weight, bp, etc.) is the best person to determine who needs fetal monitoring, when it should be started and how often it should be done. The same applies for biophysical profiles. ...Read more

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How common is hypoglycemia?

How common is hypoglycemia?

Extremely: Because it is caused by chronic ingestgion of sugar. ...Read more

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What can cause hypoglycemia?

What can cause hypoglycemia?

4 things: People tend to have a genetic predisposition to having it but the 4 things i found that make it worse are: 1. Eating sugar 2. Not eating often enough 3. Not eating protein often enough 4. Food sensitivities. ...Read more

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How does hypoglycemia start?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia is usually caused by medications, either Insulin or oral medications that are prescribed for diabetes. Rarely hypoglycemia is caused by a tumor of the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Large Baby (Definition)

A large baby is a clinical finding that may occur due to gestational diabetes due to significant growth of the ...Read more