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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
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
Some considerations:: 1) Genes determine some but not all risk; 2) Same risks of heart disease (hypertension, hi triglyceride & cholesterol) raise diabetic risk; 3) Not everyone with type 2 diabetes is overweight or obese; 4) Risk rises with age, but's its never too late to make healthy changes; 5)The more you move, the better; 6) Heart-healthy diet can prevent/delay diabetes; 7) Reduce stress to lower risk. Ref.AARP ...Read more
My husband has type 2 diabetes, wouldnt change diet so now on medication. Any sneaky ways to feed him healthier?
Nope: This is a real challenge. Management should be centered on weight loss and increased physical activity at least 30 minutes daily. Use of whole grains instead of refined grains and starches. Try to lower saturated fats and add omega-3 fatty acids like salmon. Get info from the ada ( american diabetes association) web site.. ...Read more
Many things: Type 2 diabetes is difficult to manage and requires alot of discipline and hard work. First you have to accept this reality. It's not going to be easy. Second, focus on what's being put in his body. It has to be a carbohydrate restricted diet. If he's overweight, gotta start on the road to weight loss. It's a long road so be patient! finally, work with your doctor for treatment if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.....: It depends on the weight, beta-cell function, and of course, genetics. I have had patients lose a ton of weight and come off Insulin and a lot of diabetic meds. If your pancreas beta cells are still functional (c-peptide ) and continue to make insulin, then losing weight could help. "ressolved" or "cured"? ....There is no cure for dm. Losing weight helps. Go see your doctor and find out. ...Read more
Hi I have type 2 diabetes and have been ill (vomitting) for the past two days. Im starting to worry?
Do not worry: Do not eat or drink for now. Just ice chips. ...Read more
How could I have to type 2 diabetes two months ago and then have my blood taken and it shows I am hyperglycemic now?
DM2: If there is family history of type 2 diabetes, it may be difficult to figure out whether your diabetes is due to lifestyle factors or genetic susceptibility. Most likely it is due to both. However studies show that it is possible to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes by exercising and losing weight. Check http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/genetics-of-diabetes.html ...Read more
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