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What Should I Be Eating In Pregnancy If I Have Diabetes
Protein: The goal is to maintain steady, stable blood sugars and avoid the spikes and falls that occur with simple carb intake. Every meal should have a protein, it helps maintain blood sugar levels. Avoid the "whites": sugar, rice and white bread. Eat complex carbs instead, brown rice and whole grain breads. Veggies are great, but watch the fruits, they can be high in sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
Lots: Complications of diabetes during pregnancy include miscarriage, dka, fetal growth restriction, macrosomia, birth defects, preeclampsia, polyhydramnios, preterm birth, stillbirth, and newborn abnormalities. Having diabetes during pregnancy is considered high risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: One large prospective trial showed that a sulfonylurea pill for gestational diabetes didn't cross the placenta and controlled sugars (used after 11 weeks gestation). The am coll of ob/gyn doesn't fully endorse it, so most physicians use insulin. Data on metformin is retrospective, so i agree with the other respondent that a discussion of these issues with your physician is very important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Worsens it: Just as important, your diabetes can affect your pregnancy. You need stricter control to help prevent birth defects, macrosomia (large infant), birth or maternal injuries, fetal death, and maternal diabetes worsening; leading to renal problems (kidney failure), other organ damage, or other health issues...The good news is that all of these problems can be improved or avoided with proper care. ...Read more
Diabetes in pregnanc: If you have gestational diabetes, you should control your sugars really well during pregnancy otherwise the baby may be born big, develop diabetes later in life, more prone for respiratory distress syndrome etc. For the mother, gain in weight, preeclampsia and eclampsia and high blood pressure may manifest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gestational diabetes: Gestational diabetes is a condition where women develop high blood sugar during pregnancy without a prior history of diabetes. It is often without symptoms, but can be picked up during routine pre-natal screening. There is some risk to the baby if it is not treated, and there is some risk of the mother having diabetes after birth. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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