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Breastfeeding May Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

May 19, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

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 0 to 1 month through 9 months or more of breastfeeding.

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Home Blood Glucose Monitoring

May 9, 2022 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Individuals with diabetes have a very important role in their own medical care, and home blood glucose monitoring is an opportunity for them to take control of their own health. Home blood glucose monitoring (HBGM) is the ongoing measurement of blood sugar (glucose). It is a method of self-testing blood sugar levels for the management of diabetes. » Continue Reading

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The Sweet Cause of Eye Damage

May 6, 2022 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Many perceive diabetes as a severe medical condition that can cause serious impact only on the heart and kidney. But little do they know that such condition can also damage the eyes and may even result in blindness if left untreated. Once diabetes starts to affect the eyes, such condition is known as diabetic retinopathy. » Continue Reading

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Fiber-rich Diet Thwarts Gestational Diabetes

December 3, 2021 Category :Healthy News 0

Those planning to get pregnant should go heavy on whole grain bread and cereals, according to a recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health. » Continue Reading

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Gestational diabetes ups risk for type 2 diabetes

November 29, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

One in four women who had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) will go on to develop diabetes in 15 years, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Melbourne in Australia. Researchers examined data for 5,470 women with gestational diabetes and 783 women without gestational diabetes who were seen for postnatal follow-up between 1971 and 2003. » Continue Reading

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A Mom Against All Odds

October 29, 2021 Category :People and Places 0

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 expecting for the third time until she went to her OB-gyne to confirm her pregnancy. “I was three weeks delayed then,” Cathelyn says. When her doctor asked about her family history of  diabetes, Cathelyn admitted that her family had a history of the said disease. “My father has been diabetic for years and my grandmother died of the same disease,” she reveals.

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Ampalaya Good for Pregnant?

October 9, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Ampalaya or bitter melon is a vegetable popular for its bitter taste. In fact, ampalaya had become the traditional example for bitter. Lately, however ampalaya was brought to the people’s attention for its beneficial effect to people with diabetes, which is currently an epidemic in the modern society. Because of this, many people are turning into ampalaya as an herbal supplement in managing diabetes. Since, pregnant women are prone to gestational diabetes, a type of diabetes or glucose imbalance caused by being pregnant, some experts have claimed that ampalaya can be helpful for pregnant women to prevent and control gestational diabetes.

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Breastfeeding in Diabetic Mother

September 17, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

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 for the diabetic mother to breastfeed her baby in order to reduce the baby’s risk of developing diabetes. The natural colostrum in the milk contributes in stabilizing the blood sugar levels of the baby while simultaneously helping the mother to lose weight naturally and use the insulin more efficiently. Breastfeeding lowers the need of the diabetic mother for insulin. It helps release the Oxytocin, the love hormone which improves overall physical and emotional health of the mother and relieves the stress.

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Gestational Diabetes Risk per Trimester

July 13, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Gestational diabetes pertains to condition of high blood sugar levels among pregnant women. The impaired glucose intolerance is caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy. This means that pregnant women have tendency to have blood sugar levels higher than normal, which is described as gestational diabetes but not really the disease diabetes. Gestational diabetes especially manifest itself at the later part of pregnancy specifically at the third trimester. Gestational diabetes is caused by the temporary insulin resistance is caused by increase hormones in the placenta through which the baby is fed by the mother in her womb.

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Glucose intolerance during Pregnancy linked with Diabetes

June 16, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

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.

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