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What Are The Chances My Newborn Son Will Have Diabetes If My Husband Is Type 2
Lifestyle>>genes: In an elegant review of >70, 000 women studied over 20 years the researchers found the presense of obesity & dietary habits in the index relative and offspring had a greater correlaton to dm2 than genetics.(diabetes care.2010 april;33(4):763-767).While their study showed 2xrisk over non affected families, it means your efforts can reduce the chance your child will be affected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Pretty high.: But mostly that depends on lifestyle. Most kids who have type ii dm are obese and have family history of diabetes. Kids who are overweight or obese arent big because of genetics. They are big because the whole family lacks exercise and has a poor diet. Make sure you put maximum effort into ensuring your child stays physically active and eats well. And be a good model and lose weight too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband has type 2 diabetes. Yesterday he went on a two mile hike. His night time blood sugar we're high and still elevated this morning. Why?
Stress: Sometimes when diabetic patients undergo stress (prolonged exercise for example) stress hormones (cortisol and adrenalin) can increase glucose. However it is still important for him to follow up with his doctor because it does not appear that the exercise he did was particularly stressful. In general patients with type 2 diabetes experience hypoglycemia (low sugar) in response to exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusing question: Newborns are often tested for their blood sugar level to see if they can bring theirs up to normal after moms supply from the placenta is cut off.Infants of diabetic mothers in particular have a risk of very low blood sugars. Juvenile diabetes is most common in the 6-10 yr old but i've seen it as early as 15m. Testing a newborn would not predict if s/he would get it at 6. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes are at increased risk of developing the neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, is this true?
Lung development: It is true that high sugars can delay lung development in the developing fetus. ...Read more
Is it true that diabetes people are at increased risk of developing the neonatal respiratory distress syndrome?
Confusing wording: Infants born to diabetic mothers have a higher risk of respiratory distress. The long term higher maternal glucose levels tolerated by the fetus may impair their development of surface active agents in the lung that prevent RDS. These babies can develop RDS even if born on or after their due date. ...Read more
My daughter has been diagnosed with type one diabetes what are the chances of my son getting it too?
5%: About 5% but can be higher if parents are affected. The risk for a child of a parent with type 1 diabetes is lower if it is the mother — rather than the father — who has diabetes. "if the father has it, the risk is about 1 in 10 (10 percent) that his child will develop type 1 diabetes ( if mother is affected the risk is about 8%). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 year old son has type 1 diabetes what's the chances my daughter will get it? Not in the family at all
Yes and no: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease similar to lupus, pernicious anemia, or rheumatoid arthritis. Type 1 can start at any age but many cases begin in childhood, adolescence or the early adult years. Medical experts have not yet discovered what triggers the attack by the immune system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since i had gestational diabetes, what are my son's chances that he'll develop diabetes? When i was pregnant with my son two years ago, i had gestational diabetes that went undiagnosed (and therefore uncontrolled) until i was 36 weeks along. My son was 9
Minimal: You probably have a genetic predisposition for having dm, and the physical stress of pregnancy simply caused it to be expressed. Children in these pregnancies have no additional risks of contracting dm, other than the due to the genetics of both families. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby risk: If your husband has type 1 dm, the risk of type 1 dm in the child is apprx 10% (1 in 10). If you have type 1 dm, the risk of your child having t1dm is 4% (1 in 25). ...Read more
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