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Dr. Michael Carson
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Diabetes Onset During Pregnancy (Definition)

Gestation diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. This develops when pregnancy hormones change a patient's metabolism so that they can not regulate their blood sugar. A patient with GDM will have to go on a low sugar and low carb diet and monitor blood sugars very carefully. Sometimes they will require medications. There is a 30% chance ...Read more


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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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Pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus in pregnancy?

Pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus in pregnancy?

Glucose intolerance: The short paragraph here doesn't give me alot to explain this, but basically pregnancy is a relatively glucose resistant state and the more times you are pregnant, the more likely you get gestational diabetes. There are alterations in Insulin levels and Insulin resistance during the pregnancy. The typical american diet of high sugar processed foods doesn't help. ...Read more

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What are the predisposing factors in gestational diabetes mellitus?

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 is the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus type 1?

What is the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus type 1?

Complex : This is an entire course in med school, and a lifetime of study for the specialists. Essentially, the pancreas is unable to meet the body's requirements for insulin production, whether caused by disease, trauma, toxicity. Read: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/diabetestype1.html ...Read more

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Which type of diet is for gestational diabetes?

Which type of diet is for gestational diabetes?

Nutritionist: Most of the obstetricians I have worked with referred women with gestational diabetes to a class on the subject or to work with a nutritionist. I think this is quiet important. Frankly, it would be difficulty to teach the concepts of eating with diabetes in 400 words or less. ...Read more

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Is gestational diabetes a form of type 2 or type 1 diabetes?

Is gestational diabetes a form of type 2 or type 1 diabetes?

Neither: It is really a separate type, one that occurs in pregnancy. It is more like type2, but treated more like type1. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Waht is the prognosis of fetus, newborn and mom with gestational diabetes mellitus>?

Waht is the prognosis of fetus, newborn and mom with gestational diabetes mellitus>?

Prognosis: Good for all if the diabetes is well controlled during pregnancy. Work closely with your physicians. Be mindful of what you eat and do. Gestational diabetes is not a death sentence. There are many effective treatment options currently available. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1?

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1?

Triad: Polydipsia, polyuria and weight loss despite polyphagia. High blood sugars cause excessive urination and resulting excessive thirst. As the body cannot use glucose properly, the children usually lose weight despite eating more. In complicated cases diabetic ketoacidosis and coma may result. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus usually?

What is the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus usually?

Poor sugar control: Most of the foods you consume is metabolized/changed into sugar (glucose) for body to use (similar to oil refining to gas u use for cars), but the sugar level is nicely regulated to about 60-100 in fasting state. When body can't keep it to this range and it is constantly/mostly high above 125 fasting, it is defined as diabetes. There are other ways to diagnosis diabetes. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 2 (diabetes type 2)?

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Acquried diabetes: Diabetes type 2 is the most common form of diabetes, resistance to insulin, closely linked to obesity and has become increasingly common in recent decades as more people become obese. ...Read more

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What are the complications in gestational diabetes?

What are the complications in 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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What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 2?

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 2?

See Below: Type 2 diabetes can cause serious health complications. That's why is very important to know how to spot type 2 diabetes symptoms. Most common symptoms are :increased thirst increased hunger (especially after eating), dry mouth, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry), fatigue (weak, tired feeling), blurred vision headaches, loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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What are the implications of having gestational diabetes?

What are the implications of having gestational diabetes?

Potentially severe.: The risks linked to gestational diabetes mellitus include: fetus exceeding its growth potential (too big) even ending with macrosomia, polyhydramnios, cesarean section, neonatal hypoglycemia/jaundice, and late fetal demise. Long-term effects include an increased risk for your fetus to develop diabetes/hypertension/coronary artery disease and metabolic syndrome in adulthood. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of type II diabetic retinopathy?

See below: Early diabetic retinopathy has no symptoms. By the time symptoms occur, the disease is advanced and vision loss may be permanent. It is for this reason that all diabetics should have a dilated examination every year. We are much better at preventing vision loss than restoring lost vision. ...Read more

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Dr. Alison Stuebe
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Gestational Diabetes (Definition)

Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away, although she has a higher chance of getting non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the future. With gestational diabetes, hormones from the pregnancy ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more