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Does having big babies cause diabetes or does diabetes cause one to have big babies?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
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In brief: Diabetes - big baby

Having diabetes predisposes a woman to have large babies, not the other way around.

In brief: Diabetes - big baby

Having diabetes predisposes a woman to have large babies, not the other way around.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Babies adjust to mom

During fetal development the baby will begin to manufacture it's own insulin, the large protein that helps carry glucose into the cells.
When mom has diabetes and runs glucose levels that are higher than normal, baby adjusts and makes more Insulin to help store the excess glucose. Baby is not only bigger but its organs get bigger and it's metabolism is altered. Sugary moms cause big babies.

In brief: Babies adjust to mom

During fetal development the baby will begin to manufacture it's own insulin, the large protein that helps carry glucose into the cells.
When mom has diabetes and runs glucose levels that are higher than normal, baby adjusts and makes more Insulin to help store the excess glucose. Baby is not only bigger but its organs get bigger and it's metabolism is altered. Sugary moms cause big babies.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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