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Pre-pregnancy Care for Diabetic Moms

December 11, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Pregnant diabetics can conceive healthy babies free from complications if they learn how to closely monitor and control blood sugar levels before and during the crucial first few months of pregnancy.

Blood sugar control is significant for all diabetics, especially during pregnancy as it can largely affect the condition of the newborn, according to medical experts.

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Diabetes in Pregnancy may Increase Risk of Autism

November 19, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent study, aimed at knowing what factors during pregnancy could affect the risk of autism in children, has shown that diabetes, obesity, and fever could play a crucial and influential role in such occurrence.

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Weight Gain from Pregnancy increases risk of DM

November 17, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

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 lifestyle and diet.

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Weight Gain between Pregnancies Risky

April 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Women who put on as little as seven pounds between pregnancies can put themselves and their babies at medical risk, suggests one study.
Researchers found that gaining weight between pregnancies – not during pregnancy itself – raised the risk of complications like diabetes and high blood pressure, and even stillbirth, during the second pregnancy. While pregnant women with existing diabetes or high blood pressure are at a higher risk of convulsions or organ damage, which in severe cases, can be fatal.
The study, reported in the British medical journal, The Lancet, provides evidence that overweight or obese women who plan to get pregnant should lose weight, while those with healthy weight should avoid getting extra weight before pregnancy.
Researchers examined records of more than 150,000 Swedishwomen who delivered two children between 1992 and 2001. They focused on body-mass index (BMI) calculations – a calculation from a person’s height and weight – and examined the difference between the women’s BMI at the beginning of two consecutive pregnancies.
One important finding was that the risk of complications increased even among women who did not end up overweight. Researchers further that developing diabetes is associated not only with those who are morbidly obese but even among those who register relatively small weight increases too.
In summary, the study says that a 1 or 2 BMI unit increase in weight ups the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy by up to 40 percent. If BMI rose by 3 or more units during the second pregnancy, the risk of a stillbirth also increases by 63 percent.

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Dancing Your Way to Childbirth

March 6, 2018 Category :Healthy News 0

Imagine this: Scantily clad women with their bellies exposed, jangling sequins and shaking their hips to the sound of Middle Eastern music. Who would have thought that such a scenario would apply to pregnant women? Yes, you heard it right. Belly dancing – the ancient dance form that predates Biblical times – is now being practiced by soon-to-be moms to stay fit and make labor easier. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes: One of Pregnancy’s Major Roadblocks

March 2, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

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 through it, all over again, to experience the feeling of being whole after giving birth. » Continue Reading

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Oral Antidiabetic Drugs in Pregnancy

February 25, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

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 women who have abnormal glucose tolerance in pregnancy or undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. Nevertheless, GDM and type 2 diabetes share the problems of impaired insulin secretion and insulin resistance. » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Pregnant Glucose Levels

February 20, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A pioneer study that continuously monitored glucose levels throughout pregnancy revealed significant changes in glycemic control between women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes screening after pregnancy

January 16, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Women with gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) should be screened regularly for diabetes after pregnancy, recommends a new study. Gestational diabetes increases a woman’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that women with a history of gestational diabetes should be screened regularly after pregnancy.

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Eating for Two

December 31, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

Pregnancy is generally perceived as the consummation of womanhood, an experience wherein the “RESULT” is excitedly anticipated despite morning sickness, altered food preferences and tolerance, the modification of daily routine and so many more. A few, even have to contend with balancing their blood sugars as well! In the US, approximately 7 percent of all pregnancies are complicated by gestational diabetes (GDM). Unfortunately, there are no figures locally.

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