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Doctor insights on: Waist Circumference Diabetes Risk

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What waist size puts someone old at risk for diabetes?

What waist size puts someone old at risk for diabetes?

45" is official answ: A new vital sign when the cdc finally recognized overwt and the epidemic of obesity as a stand alone medical condition of high risk for future chronic dz is now waist measurement. For men, waist size>45"&women 40" puts you at risk for chronic dz.Excess fat causes an inflammatory state.Chronic inflammation=chronic disease.See a physician specializing in aggressive, safe lifestyle changes for health. ...Read more

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Gestational diabetes mellitus--what are risk factors or causes?

Gestational diabetes mellitus--what are risk factors or causes?

Weight/Family Hist.: Obesity is a major risk for any diabetes. The other factor is genetics. There are many women of asian descent who have a normal weight (and body mass index), but develop gestational or regular diabetes. Obesity is one that people can modify though. ...Read more

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Why does Gestational Diabetes increase the risk of stillbirth?

Why does Gestational Diabetes increase the risk of stillbirth?

Abnormal glucose: The same reasons that produce Diabetic coma in adults. The elevated blood glucose going to the fetus causes metabolic changes that can result in death. ...Read more

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What is the genetic risk of having a gestational diabetes mellitus?

What is the genetic risk of having a gestational diabetes mellitus?

Depends on Risks: The risk relates to obesity (body mass index>30) or being >110% of ideal body weight, family history of diabetes, ethnic group (eg, hispanic-american, african-american, native american, south or east asian, pacific islander), age >25, history of a baby >9 lbs, maternal birthweight >9lbs (or <6). The one you can control is weight, so work with your doctor if it's too high. ...Read more

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Mother is obese52 lb weight gain, has GD, Pre-eclampsia, male infant, EFA at 35W4D, 8lbs. Fundal height 4 weeks ahead. C-section or vaginal??

Trial of labor: There is no right or wrong answer. A trial of labor with timely c/section if there is inadequate progress of cervical dilatation would be a reasonable approach. ...Read more

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Or also pressure hydrocephalus, diabetic, obese age 65 life expectancy. Normal pressure?

Or also pressure hydrocephalus, diabetic, obese age 65 life expectancy.  Normal pressure?

What kind: I am unfamiliar with also pressure hydrocephalus- did you spell the type correctly? For most causes of hydrocephalus, the type determines the treatment and forecast. The diabetes-how long, level of control, other vascular issues, and meds also figure in to the forecast you are seeking. Too complicated for this format. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors associated with gestational diabetes?

What are the risk factors associated with gestational diabetes?

Many: 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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How diabetes mellitus considered as a risk factor of colorectal cancer ? Why ?

How diabetes mellitus considered as a risk factor of colorectal cancer ? Why ?

Diabetes and cancer: This has come up many times but no one is sure. It is very unlikely if you at age 21 (presume you have type 1 diabetes) would have colorectal cancer. Does that cancer run in your family? Is that why you are concerned? If so make sure your doctor is aware of that. ...Read more

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Why do african americans at risk of higher blood pressure. ?

Why do african americans at risk of higher blood pressure. ?

Genetic: They have hereditary genes basically, which put them at high risk not only for hypertension, but also diabetes and glaucoma. Like wise, other race person are at high risk for other diseases. Consult your doctor to see if you have any risk factors ? ...Read more

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What are the predisposing factors in gestational diabetes mellitus?

Weight/Genetics: Diabetes often runs in families, and 70% of women with gestational diabetes will get diabetes later in life. Major risks include obesity (body mass index >30), older maternal age, past history of gestational diabetes, and ethnicity (african americans, native americans, south asia/india, hispanic, pacific islanders, and some from the caribbean). Be sure to get re-tested 6-12 weeks after delivery. ...Read more

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What increases risk for diabetes?

What increases  risk for diabetes?

Being overweight: Obesity is a large risk factor for developing diabetes. A family history of diabetes can increase your risk as well. ...Read more

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Does gestational diabetes pose much of a risk towards the fetus?

Does gestational diabetes pose much of a risk towards the fetus?

Yes: Increased risk stillbirths, miscarriages, birth defects; increase size of baby, low blood sugar after birth all , if not treated well. ...Read more

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I'm 23, have low cholesterol, lowblood pressure, am not diabetic, am obese, & have a CRP # of 13.2. Risk factors? To do? I'm in a weight loss program

I'm 23, have low cholesterol, lowblood pressure, am not diabetic, am obese, & have a CRP # of 13.2. Risk factors? To do? I'm in a weight loss program

Weight loss: When the hsCRP is above 10 it could be considered falsely positive, i.e. elevated perhaps because of inflammation elsewhere in the body other than the coronary vasculature. That being said, weight loss is a good plan right now. ...Read more

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How can diabetes mellitus be a risk factor for developing atheroma?

How can diabetes mellitus be a risk factor for developing atheroma?

Definitely: Particularly if your sugar is not well controlled, diabetes can increase cv risk by a factor of 4-7x normal. Another reason to keep your glucose (and BP and lipids) normal. ...Read more

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Is ideal BMI range dependent on person's race for diabetes/heart disease risk reduction? Why?

Is ideal BMI range dependent on person's race for diabetes/heart disease risk reduction?  Why?

No: The BMI is simply your weight with respect to your height - an overly simplistic and thereby essentially flawed assessment of your health. It's a bit better when used in combination with body fat measurement. That being said, a high BMI might be associated with diabetes and heart disease amongst other health conditions. ...Read more

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New Lancet article: Obesity in middle age lowers Alzheimer's risk by a third. New Neurology: Obesity in middle age increases risk fourfold. What gives?

New Lancet article: Obesity in middle age lowers Alzheimer's risk by a third. New Neurology: Obesity in middle age increases risk fourfold. What gives?

Haven't seen either: Article are written many ways and you need to see the article to clarify it. They may have looked at different groups, may have assumes the wrong information, put in misinformation, used different statistical models etc. An in depth analysis may explain this ...Read more