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New to the us. Doctor says I have diabetes and pregnancy. Please comment.?

New to the us. Doctor says I have diabetes and pregnancy. Please comment.?

Gestational diabetes: It means you need to check with your doctor further. Have blood sugars monitored every day, initially an attempt to controll them will be with diet. If nu success medication will be added and your pregnancy will become a high risk pregnancy. Best advice: keep your appts with your doctor. ...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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Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy. Who do I see first--endo or high risk doctor?

Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy. Who do I see first--endo or high risk doctor?

First available: It doesn't matter who you see first. You need both of them asap. I assume you already have an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy. What is risk of baby dying?

Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy. What is risk of baby dying?

Low if controlled: Mortality rate is about 3%. There is an increased likelihood of pre-eclampsia, pre-term delivery, cesarian section and having a large baby. Thus risks are much higher than for women who do not have diabetes. Pregnancy outcomes for uncontrolled diabetes can be quite poor. Good luck. ...Read more

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The differences between symptoms of regular diabetes and pregnancy diabetes?

The differences between symptoms of regular diabetes and pregnancy diabetes?

Same: The symptoms are the same for both. The only difference is patients with pregnancy diabetes can have normal blood sugar after the pregnancy whereas regular blood sugar is permanent. ...Read more

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I have a question about diabetes and pregnancy? Will I need a c section?

I have a question about diabetes and pregnancy? Will I need a c section?

Not necessarily: It's all depends on your level of control during pregnancy, your health and the health of the baby. If all are fine, there is no reason you will need a c-section. ...Read more

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Type II diabetes and pregnancy. What are my risks?

Type II diabetes and pregnancy. What are my risks?

High sugar risks: High uncontrolled sugars during pregnancy, whether in type 1 or 2 or gestational diabetes can cause many problems for baby and mother. Pregnant mother may have early labor, more infections, higher risk of miscarriage, problems lactating. Fetus may have birth defects, larger size causing delivery problems, low sugars at birth (causing brain damage), etc. Need to control sugars during pregnancy! ...Read more

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How can I manage my diabetes during pregnancy?

How can I manage my diabetes during pregnancy?

Depends: Some of this depends on whether your diabetes started before pregnancy or during, whether it is diet controlled or you are on medications such as insulin, etc. A strict, well balanced american diabetes association diet is important. Daily exercise always helps. Checking a fasting finger stick and a post meal finger stick for glucose is necessary. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diabetes during pregnancy?

What kind of condition is diabetes during pregnancy?

Rescreen: Agree. Insulin resistance is the cause. Recommendation is to rescreen 6-12 weeks after delivery and if normal, patient needs to be screen every 3 years lifelong. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more