Diabetes and exercise during pregnancy

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Avatar n tn Type 2 diabetes is becoming more common due to increasing obesity and failure to exercise. Gestational diabetes is high blood glucose that develops at any time during pregnancy in a woman who does not have diabetes. Women who have gestational diabetes are at high risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease later in life.
231441 tn?1333896366 Hi all, I posted this as an answer to a post, but thought people might want to see this. I've done a lot of research on exercise and pregnancy. There is NO risk to the baby from moderate to intense exercise as long as your pregnancy is normal (ie. not high risk). There have been long-term studies done that show only benefit (better placenta growth, stronger and normal sized though leaner baby, easier delivery, less pregnancy complications, faster maternal recovery, etc.).
1574695 tn?1322594197 Metformin is generally considered safe during pregnancy. High blood sugar in early pregnancy can cause birth defects and/or loss of the pregnancy. I'd say you need to start testing your blood sugars regularly, eat carefully (low carb), exercise appropriately, and get in to see a doctor as soon as possible. Some doctors will switch patients from metformin to insulin during pregnancy. Don't do anything until you get a second opinion. And remember blood sugar control is critical.
Avatar m tn Screening for diabetes usually takes place at 12 weeks for women who are at higher risk of having gestational diabetes (diabetes that occurs during pregnancy). That includes women who: have previously had a baby that weighs more than 9 pounds (4.1 kilograms) have a family history of diabetes are obese All other pregnant women are tested for diabetes at 24 to 28 weeks.
Avatar m tn I'm a type 1 diabetic and have information about diabetes, but pregnancy and diabetes is not my strong point. I do know it is important to have tightly controlled blood sugars when pregnant and people diagnosed with gestational diabetes are usually put on insulin. There is a woman named Super_sally888 on this forum who knows a lot about this topic and if she signs on, she will respond I'm sure.
Avatar f tn So my advice as a experienced mom is if your sugar is under control don't take meds just exercise and eat right and go to that as a last resort and you shouldn't be taking metformin if you are not diabetic and I mean a full diabetic pre diabetic doesn't really count because you can change your eating habits being full diabetic it doesn't matter if you eat healthy or not your sugars are just going to do what they want
Avatar n tn that weight gain varies and one cannot really put a number on it. It is not good to lose weight during the third trimester so just eat right and exercise.
Avatar n tn But I have seen a lot of women who do it. Eating healthy and the right exercise.
Avatar f tn Please be in constant touch with your diabetes specialist, dietician and Obs and Gyn. Also, exercise regularly. You can also opt for yoga and do exercises which can benefit you during pregnancy. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
281219 tn?1219118514 That was funny! I so needed that. Yeah, they said 15lbs for me, too...and if I keep feeling how I do even gaining THAT much is going to be a struggle.
Avatar f tn I'm scared of difficulty during Labor and Delivery and possible health problems for my baby in the future!
Avatar f tn Hi and thanks for using the forum. Women with gestational diabetes (diabetes that is diagnosed during pregnancy) tend to have larger babies at birth. Your doctor will closely monitor the size and growth of your baby throughout your pregnancy with ultrasound and non stress tests. Your goal is to have normal blood sugar levels throughout your pregnancy. This is usually done with diet and exercise and sometimes medication.
Avatar n tn Hi First Congratulations on your pregnancy, I was diagnosed with diabetes during this pregnancy and my doctor advised me to walk and swim as these are the safest exercises for us and I do some pilate and light cardio and ofcourse I choose the ones are suitable for pregnant!
Avatar f tn Which week of pregnancy is gestational diabetes usually detected ? and why is it usually detected around that time? I have heard it usually develops at the end of second trimester ,i am not sure though. What is the frequency recommended for testing once detected to be positive for gestational diabetes? (using glucose monitoring devices) Do all diabetics (i.e pre-existing diabetic women) develop gestational diabetes during their pregnancy?
1399124 tn?1401023604 There are websites devoted to this topic, and your doctor should be able to give you materials about diabetes and avoiding it during pregnancy. It is definitely true that women with diabetes who are super, super careful with their diet and all during pregnancy reduce the chance that their child will later get diabetes, so it is an effort worth making.
Avatar f tn I was at my aunts and I kept drinking a lot of water prob went threw 2 jugs within a 2 or 3 hour time period and she also asked me if I had that I guess that's one of the signs if I do does that mean me and my baby have diabetes now? What is gestational diabetes and what does it do to me and my baby? Does anyone else have it?? Or expieranced this..
Avatar f tn i got pcos and i just had a baby, had gd during pregnancy and now i dont have anything it when away after delivery. hope ur test comes negatige god bless u.
Avatar f tn So I found out today I have gestational diabetes and I'm really upset by this cos I am so careful about what I eat since the day I found out I was pregnant! Also angry cos so many girls just eat crap and have no problems.! Have hospital app 2m so find out more then I guess but just wondering if anyone in similar situation or can offer any advice?
Avatar f tn Although this important mineral is important throughout your lifetime, your body’s demand for calcium is greater during pregnancy and breastfeeding because both you and your baby need it. The National Academy of Sciences recommends that women who are pregnant or breastfeeding consume 1,000 mg (milligrams) of calcium each day. For pregnant teens, the recommended intake is even higher: 1,300 mg of calcium a day.
Avatar n tn She may well have had the illness for some time before it was diagnosed, following gestational diabetes. Her diet and exercise burned up the sugar/carbs and kept her A1c level just a little above the accepted normal level . However, a glucose tolerance test, one in which she had to have sugar and couldn't exercise, was EXTREMELY high right away.
Avatar f tn You wait 2 hours after eating a meal and after 2 hours it should be 120 or below.
Avatar f tn It is so frustraiting when you do your diet and exercise and you still get high numbers by the end of my pregnancy I just eat chicken with lettuce to keep my numbers down because i did not want them to increase my medine
Avatar n tn Hello! I too had gestational diabetes with my first and was able to control it with diet and exercise until around 36 weeks. I found that pairing any protein with what starch I did eat tended to keep my levels down. More significantly, not staying still after a meal. If I went for a brief walk or did the dishes and cleaned up, my levels always stayed under or close to my limits. I saw a dietician and nutritionist once I was diagnosed as well who was very helpful.
Avatar f tn I think the thing that worries me most during pregnancy is gestational diabetes because it can cause some pretty serious complications, especially for the birth. So my question is - is there anything I can be doing to help prevent GD? A certain diet? Or is this something that just develops regardless of what you do? I never had it my other pregnancies but my last pregnancy I was close to the cutoff. My midwives' cutoff is lower than most doctors' cutoffs, too, which is kind of frustrating.
Avatar f tn I've been trying to follow a gestaional diabetes diet plan I found online, and since I have been limiting sugar and carbs for the past 6 days, I have lost 6 pounds. My total pregnancy weight gain is now only 11 pounds and I'm 30 weeks 3 days pregnant. I had gained 17 pounds prior to this, and my OB was happy with that. I didn't gain much weight during the first trimester and had morning sickness all the time so my OB told me I needed to add more glucose to my diet.
Avatar f tn Babies born to mothers with poorly controlled diabetes are also at higher risk for low blood sugar , jaundice, polycythemia ( high numbers of red blood cells) , low calcium levels, and an increased risk for fetal death during the last months of pregnancy. Lastly uncontrolled diabetes places the mother at risk for developing polyhydramnios (excessive amniotic fluid) and pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure with protein in the urine).
231441 tn?1333896366 Better to be inconvenienced now, but have a healthy baby! This is still only about 8 weeks, and the risk for overt diabetes climbs as the pregnancy progresses. So let's see. At least we're starting early. Fasting this morning was 105. The numbers go higher when I sleep in (and go for longer than usual without eating) - and I was feeling too unwell to eat last night I just got home and crashed... Feeling better today. Have a great day all.