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Breastfeeding and Diabetes

What is the relationship between breastfeeding and diabetes? Among the many possible concerns of new mothers, especially those with diabetes mellitus or those with a strong family history of diabetes, is the effect of breastfeeding on diabetes. Questions such as “will breastfeeding diabetic mothers pass on the diabetes to the baby” and, in view of […]

Diabetes Education for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy and diabetes pose unique challenges. Educating pregnant women with diabetes is an extraordinary opportunity to impact two lives at one time. As a diabetes educator, you will have the chance to meet and take care of all kinds of inspirational women, in all stages of pregnancy and all degrees of “paranoia.” You will need […]

Breastfeeding May Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

A study has found that breastfeeding may protect nursing mothers from metabolic syndrome. Observing 1,399 women aged 18-30 years who were enrolled in the ongoing Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study for 20 years, the researchers found that increased duration of lactation was associated with lower crude incidence rates of metabolic syndrome from […]

Calcium Intake and Diabetes

Question: How much calcium should a diabetic patient take in a day? What foods are rich in calcium? The human body contains more calcium than it does any other mineral. For an average 130-pound adult, about 1,200 grams — almost three pounds — of the body is calcium. Your body composition depends on the size […]

Making Breastfeeding Work for Diabetic Moms

“Breast milk is still best for your baby.” We’ve heard and seen it in various campaign ads, yet it can’t be overstated enough – especially if you happen to be a mother with a precious baby to take care of. Breastfeeding is now generally established as most beneficial for the health of both the child […]

Diabetes: One of Pregnancy’s Major Roadblocks

They say that of all the rights a woman has, the best is to give birth and become a mother. Despite its numerous discomforts – having morning sickness, mood swings, swollen feet, and the feeling of carrying two sacks of rice day in and day out – I know a lot of women who’d go […]

Nurturing Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers

Breastmilk is the only perfect food for infants and the only perfect milk for children. The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF recommend that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and health, and should receive nutritionally adequate and safe complementary foods. Breastfeeding should also […]

Preventing Diabetes in Children

It is a well-known fact that diabetes is a disease whose prevalence is increasing at disturbingly alarming rates worldwide. And while much attention is focused on the incidence of type 2 diabetes, especially with the epidemic of childhood obesity, the incidence of type 1 diabetes which is classically associated with children is increasing as well. […]

Breastfeeding in Diabetic Mother

Whether the mother have type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, she can and should continue to breastfeed her baby exclusively for 6 months and up to 2 years. The milk from the a diabetic mother does not put the baby at risk of contaminating diabetes disease as well. On the contrary, it is important […]

Diabetes: A Mother’s Legacy?

No mother would deny that one of the most exciting moments of her life is when she becomes a source of life and a tiny being forms inside her womb. But it can sometimes be stressful too, knowing that that tiny being depends on the mother for life, and that everything the mother does can […]