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Weight Gain from Pregnancy increases risk of DM

New studies reveal that women who have more than one child who also gain weight in between pregnancies increase their risk of developing diabetes. Diabetes is typically associated with obesity and weight gain, and since women are prone to gaining weight during and after pregnancy, it gives them more reason to be mindful of their […]

Glucose intolerance during Pregnancy linked with Diabetes

Pregnant women should be wary of their glucose levels, as a recent retrospective and population-based study revealed. Even mild glucose intolerance in pregnancy, though it hasn’t reached the level of gestational diabetes, could modestly predict future cardiovascular risk. Related terms:subclinical glucose intolerance and gtt pregnancygestational diabetes and retnakanglucose screening test results 12 3mild glucose intolerance […]

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 […]

Oral Antidiabetic Drugs in Pregnancy

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common medical conditions occurring during pregnancy. Diabetes in pregnancy may be either pre-existing type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus, or, more commonly, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). GDM is defined as carbohydrate intolerance first diagnosed during pregnancy. Based on this definition, GDM may actually represent a mix of […]

Chromium Helps Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

Question: Does taking chromium help lower blood sugar levels? Answer: Chromium is an element that is abundant on the earth’s crust and in seawater. It exists in many forms and is found in egg yolks, whole-grain products, high bran breakfast cereals, coffee, nuts, green beans, broccoli, meat, brewer’s yeast, some brands of wine and beer, […]

To Drink or not to Drink

Water is the simplest and most important beverage. It is an essential nutrient and medium of life. Water constitutes about 60 percent of an adult’s weight and a higher percentage of a child’s. We often associate thirst to drinking water otherwise you will be dehydrated. From the Greek word hydor, which signifies water, to hydrate […]

Are There Medicines that prevent Diabetes?

Eating well, incorporating regular physical activity into your daily routine and maintaining proper weight are still all key to preventing type 2 diabetes. This is particularly important in people already with risk factors — like being overweight, having close relatives with diabetes, having had diabetes during a previous pregnancy or if one already has prediabetes […]

Diabetes Battle of the Sexes

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Does this hold true even in diabetes? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which regularly collects data for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at 50 years is the age when both men and women commonly get their incident diabetes. But […]

Diabetic Retinopathy: The Enemy from Within

In recent years, the world has recognized diabetes as one of the most daunting challenges posed by chronic diseases. The number of sufferers worldwide is currently estimated to be about 135 million; this number is expected to rise to almost 300 million by year 2025. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH) […]

A Mom Against All Odds

Cathelyn Sanchez, 32, a doting mother of two, is about to give birth to her first baby girl. However, she never thought that her third pregnancy would be difficult, as she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is like meeting a stranger for Cathelyn. Before learning of her condition, she didn’t realize she was […]