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What should I be eating in pregnancy if I have diabetes?

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 more

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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What should I be eating if I have diabetes?

What should I be eating if I have diabetes?

Avoid carbs: Avoiding concentrated sweats is most important, but eating fewer carbs/starches is important if you are overweight, as losing weight is very important to help control diabetes. Meats, chicken, fish, salads, vegetables, nuts, beans, cheese are all okay. The key for type 2 diabetes is eating less, losing weight, no matter what you eat. ...Read more

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What should I expect my diet to be while I have gestational diabetes?

What should I expect my  diet to be while I have gestational diabetes?

Balanced: You'll be referred to a dietician to review the types of food and how much. You should avoid simple carbohydrates such as desserts and white flour. Brown grains are much better at helping avoid spikes in the blood sugar. You still need "carbs", just balance them with protein and fats. ...Read more

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I'm getting blood drawn to see if I have diabetes should I eat before i go in or not eat?

I'm getting blood drawn to see if I have diabetes should I eat before i go in or not eat?

Fast: Generally the blood test is done when you've been fasting and have not eaten for 12 hours. However a hemoglobin a1c test does not require you to fast. You should contact your doctor and find out which blood tests they plan to do and ask whether you need to fast or not. ...Read more

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If I have diabetes, what numbers should I be aware of?

If I have diabetes, what numbers should I be aware of?

123's of ABC's: Diabetes is all about numbers but letters too...Be sure you know the 123's of your abc's a - a1c: <7.0% but individualize b - blood pressure: <130/<80 c - cholesterol: LDL <100 & <70 if high risk for heart disease d - diet: carbohydrate count e - exercise: 150 minutes/week of moderate intensity exercise f - figure: 10% weight loss g - glucose: fasting = 70-130 & peak 1-2 hour after eating = <180. ...Read more

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What should I eat if I have gastroparesis and diabetes?

What should I eat if I have gastroparesis and diabetes?

Food: Smaller, puréed meals may be one option of dealing with it. Less fat is also recommended as fat rich meals tend to stay in the stomach longer and make the gastroparesis worse. ...Read more

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How can I have a healthy pregnancy if I have thyroid?

How can I have a healthy pregnancy if I have thyroid?

Stay healthy: Based on the question you have either low thyroid production or high thyroid production and are possibly taking medication. You can still have a normal pregnancy but you will need close followup with your obstetrician and possibly the endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i was not recently pregnant nor have i ever been, and I am a teenager age 15, could this possibly be a case of breast cancer?

What do you advise if i was not recently pregnant nor have i ever been, and I am a teenager age 15, could this possibly be a case of breast cancer?

Don't understand: Hello- i can't see what symptom you are having from your question. Breast cancer at 15 is incredibly rare so i don't think that's what you have. Please see your doctor so that they can examine you and give you clarification about whatever symptom you are having. Good luck. ...Read more

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If i only have one kidney what kind of diet should I be on?

If i only have one kidney what kind of diet should I be on?

One Kidney Diet: You may not need a special diet for your solitary kidney, as you diet will depend if you have chronic kidney disease (ckd). People who donate one of their kidneys for to a transplant patient, have no dietary restrictions. Check with your physician, or a nephrologist, to see if you have ckd. If you do not, just eat food that is healthy and low in sodium. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I was diagnosed with pregnancy diabetes .i am always hungry and losing weight.?

What do you advise if I was diagnosed with pregnancy diabetes .i am always hungry and losing weight.?

Possibilities: Hi. While gestational diabetes is most likely type 2, I've seen many type 1s diagnosed during a pregnancy. Have your OB check type 1 autoantibodies. If positive, you have type 1. Jump on control (either an endocrinologist or HROB who's comfortable with type 1). Type 2 GDM usually isn't losing weight. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant and have negative test? How would I know that I should see a doctor? I have pregnancy symptoms.

Could I be pregnant and have negative test? How would I know that I should see a doctor? I have pregnancy symptoms.

Home pregnancy tests: Home tests are fairly accurate though if left too long can give you a false reading. Stick to the directions. You can often get low cost pregnancy testing at planned parenthood or many local crisis pregnancy centers (sometimes free). ...Read more

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What to do if I have been diagnosed as pre diabetic and when i eat a lolly i get immediate palpitations?

What to do if I have been diagnosed as pre diabetic and when i eat a lolly i get immediate palpitations?

No more lollies!: Now that you know you are genetically programmed to become a diabetic, it is in your absolute best interest to do your utmost to avoid becoming a full-blown diabetic. Exercise, eat, lose weight, and live the lifestyle of a diabetic starting now! you may even talk to your fp about the best medications to consider to assist your metabolism correct core defects contributing to high blood sugars. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have symptoms of depression during pregnancy?

What should I do if I have symptoms of depression during pregnancy?

Talk to Someone: Be sure to talk with your physician or other provider about your mood. It may be helpful for you to seek out therapy or counseling. You also want to try to have a good support system in place. Medications are sometimes considered for depression during pregnancy, but usually only in more severe cases. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad cramps and and I have a lot of anxiety i could be pregnant. Still no periodam i at any risk here?

What to do if I have bad cramps and and I have a lot of anxiety i could be pregnant. Still no periodam i at any risk here?

Rather than fretting: Just go ahead and take a pregnancy test since your period is late. They are inexpensive and accurate. Take care. ...Read more

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What are things i can do to lose weight if I am a vegetarian and I have a thyroid problem?

What are things i can do to lose weight if I am a vegetarian and I have a thyroid problem?

Yes: You need to be seen and followed by a physician.You will need to have you thyroid regulated.It does take some vegans a little longer to lose weight if they decrease their protein but you need to team up with a physician that can help you.Get started today ! ...Read more

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What can I eat if I have diabetes?

What can I eat if I have diabetes?

Almost anything: This may seem like a strange answer, but it must be done in the setting of a formally set up diet in consultation with a registered dietician. A dietician can furnish a diet regimen that takes into account your personal and religious requirements and probably would not completely eliminate any specific food. It will, however, limit your carbohydrate intake. ...Read more

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What to do if I have the flu and have not been this sick for a while. What foods should I eat and not eat ?

What to do if I have the flu and have not been this sick for a while. What foods should I eat and not eat ?

Flu: Stick to fluilds. Water, chicken soup and other liquids. If it gets worse you need to go to hospital for IV fluids. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have hypoglycemia what type of foods should I eat?

What should I do if I have hypoglycemia what type of foods should I eat?

Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with lean protein and as much as 50 grams of fiber for a woman/70 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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