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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu Dr. Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
16 years in practice
University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila'
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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. Mathew Chengot
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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


Dr. Melissa Young Dr. Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
5 years in practice
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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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Dr. Ernie Ordonez Dr. Ordonez
Bariatrics
53 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Quang Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. James Chu Dr. Chu
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
21 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey Dr. Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
25 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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. Nikolaos Zacharias Dr. Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
22 years in practice
National University of Athens Faculty of Medicine
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How is it possible to discover diabetes during pregnancy?

How  is it possible to discover diabetes during pregnancy?

HAPO trial.: Hapo trial has established optimal criteria for diagnosis of diabetes mellitus during pregnancy. In short, a fasting blood sugar >/=93 mg/dl means you have 75% increase in your risk for large baby, polyhydramnios, cesarean section and neonatal hypoglycemia. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Would it be possible for someone to discover diabetes during pregnancy?

Would it be possible for someone to discover diabetes during pregnancy?

Yes: Gestational diabetes can occur anytime during pregnancy. If you have symptoms/signs of diabetes, you should get tested again (just blood tests) even if you'd tested negative earlier on in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Could you tell me what happen when i develop diabetes during pregnancy?

Could you tell me what happen when i develop diabetes during pregnancy?

You will need to : Be monitored and treated for gestational diabetes during your pregnancy. It resolves after delivery about 90% of the time. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Fields Dr. Fields
Obstetrics & Gynecology
32 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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What are the chances of a person developing diabetes if they had gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

What are the chances of a person developing diabetes if they had gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

Increased risk: Gestational diabetes is a risk factor for adult onset diabetes. Watch your weight, exercise and get yearly check up. ...Read more

Dr. Ron Jones Dr. Jones
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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Dr. Maritza Baez Dr. Baez
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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What are the effects of gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

What are the effects of gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

Many possible: Diabetes can affect the developing baby throughout the pregnancy. In early pregnancy, a mother's diabetes can result in birth defects and an increased rate of miscarriage. Many of the birth defects that occur affect major organs such as the brain and heart. During the 2nd & 3rd trimester, a mother's diabetes can lead to over-nutrition & excess growth of the baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman Dr. Rothman
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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How can you prevent gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

How can you prevent gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

Lo carb, no sugar: Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. A lo carb, no sugar diet is effective for many women. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Lawson Dr. Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Hi doc gud day.im 6 weeks pregnant with type1 diabetes.can i have my baby CS for 7 mnths since i have stillbirth at 33 weeks with my previous pregnancy.ty?

Not likely: In your case, while a c section might be needed that early, it would be better to do antenatal testing (NSTs and BPPs) starting around 32 weeks and likely cord doppler studies. Having excellent control of your diabetes will help also. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Pinkham Dr. Pinkham
Holistic Medicine
49 years in practice
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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I have pcos and type 2 diabetes, the doc took me off metformin temporarily, could that give me bad acne and pregnancy like symptoms not pregnant.

I have pcos and type 2 diabetes, the doc took me off metformin temporarily, could that give me bad acne and pregnancy like symptoms not pregnant.

Possibly: Metformin helps to lower fat synthesis. Fortunately you can eat 6 equal healthy meals and do 10 minutes of exercise after each meal to get the benefits of metformin without taking the medication. Diabetes, pcos, and acne are all helped by lowering stress, avoiding sugar, increasing vegetables and taking evening primrose oil which is high in gamma linoleic acid. ...Read more

Dr. Albert E. Klitzke Dr. Klitzke
Dentistry
5 years in practice
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Is there an association between pcos, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and pregnancy?

Is there an association between pcos, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and pregnancy?

Yes: Pregancy can trigger a type of diabetes called gestational diabetes. Normally is goes away after delivery. Try to keep your weight under control. If you have Insulin resistance try injecting in different sites: left arm right arm , stomach in different areas before increasin your dose. Speak to your doctor about this for advice. Diabetes is best comanaged by you and your health care provider. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more