Diabetes type 2 in pregnant women

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Avatar m tn The only treatment for type 2 diabetes is weight loss, lowering carbs in your diet, exercise and medication as prescribed by a REAL doctor.
Avatar f tn most gestational diabetes cases go away soon after the baby is born but some continue on as type 2 diabetes. and if its uncontrolled diabetes (ie not being treated) then she would be losing weight.
Avatar f tn Hey moms, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes early last year. I'm 10w 2d and was just curious if there were any other type 2 moms out there. Would love some support from others.
215816 tn?1212494007 I took the one hour test, and they were able to tell I had whats called gestsational diabetes ( happens to pregnant women during pregnancy) usually it goes away after you give birth, in my case it turned into type 1 diabetes . If you are a type 2 you can control it with keeping your weight down, and eating a healthy diet, some people need med. but those tend to be people who are over weight or not eating right. hope this helps..
Avatar f tn They can also test for antibodies. Adult onset type 1 is more common in women who had gestational diabetes. It the oral meds are not controlling blood sugars well, do not hesitate to ask your dr to let you go on insulin. Insulin makes control much easier and better compared to oral meds, in many cases. Anyway, please be aggressive about diabetes management. You havew young kids that need you to stay healthy.
521895 tn?1212597611 I have both the success and complications of being a pregnant type 1 diabetic. Being pregnant adds more risk to mom, baby, and/or both. Bloodsugars affect the baby so it is extremely important to monitor your health and keep bloodsugar levels within very tight control. I had my first baby at 17 and kept my health in the best control that i could and probably ever had in my life. during my pregnancy i learned she only had one kidney.
Avatar f tn Or is it good to go 4 such therapies after having got the intake of the medicines stopped 4 diabetic. 3)Any way or new treatments to get the type 2 diabetic out of Blood or gene... What ways in the world?
Avatar n tn Hello, it may not be type 2, it may be type 1. It is fairly common for women who had gestational diabetes to go on to develop both types afterwards. If it is type 1, lifestyle will not prevent it (though of course it is very helpful to manage it). If it is type 2, then lifestyle will help, but will not cure it and it does tend to progress over time. Given your current situation, you should be tested for adult onset type 1 (sometimes referred to as LADA).
Avatar f tn Exactly like everyone else does, women that are pregnant should remember to protect their skin before investing a plentiful timeframe into the sun. A female's skin is more painful and sensitive when they're pregnant as well as can quickly be sunburned, which often, could eventually cause more severe problems like skin cancer.
Avatar n tn I'm 21 years old in college, and I have had type 1 diabetes for 12 years now, and i have always eaten good, and exercised regularly, but just recently, i wanted to lose some weight, around 10 pounds, but for some reason i am finding it really hard to lose weight. I work out about 3-4 times a week. Usually i do a lot of cardio to burn the calories, so about 2 miles on the treadmill. But i still cant lose any weight. I was just wondering if being diabetic had something to do with that.
Avatar n tn Most of the time this type of diabetes goes away after the pregnancy but in some cases it may continue for longer or you could develop Type 2 diabetes later in life. In general you don't really need to worry about gestational diabetes since, according to the American Diabetes Association, only about 4% of pregnant women are diagnosed with gestational diabetes during their pregnancy.
1469903 tn?1286650297 The absolute lack of insulin, usually secondary to a destructive process affecting the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas, is the main disorder in type 1 diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, there also is a steady decline of beta cells that adds to the process of elevated blood sugars. Essentially, if someone is resistant to insulin, the body can, to some degree, increase production of insulin and overcome the level of resistance.
Avatar f tn Amino - I think you gave the best advice so far. My dr also said that you can NOT prevent gestational diabeties. In fact, all pregnant women are slightly diabetic anyways NATURALLY. What you can do is eat a diabetic diet to help control it. As far as diet is concerned, it's not about eating sugar. It's about eating, balancing, and timing. One person said to eat lots of veggies....I know carrots are bad for MY gestational diabeties, so not good advice there.
Avatar n tn I'm just an average size person and had a girl in hospital with me who was skinny as with the gestational diabetes and had to have insulin it depends if its in your family which type 1 and 2 is in mine. Good luck with anyone who gets the diabetes as long as your under a specialist you should be fine its just a pain in the butt but worth it in the end im still to be tested this time around im nearly 13 weeks preg fingers crossed I dont have it this time but if I do I know what im in for.
Avatar dr m tn Similarly, any amount of weight gain can move you up on this line to some degree. This is why many pregnant women begin to snore, especially in their third trimesters. Complications During Pregnancy Pre-eclamspia and gestational diabetes are two common conditions during mid to late pregnancy. These conditions are thought to be distinct clinical conditions specific to pregnant women.
8894496 tn?1400937129 I don't have GD, but I am a type 2 diabetic. Sure there are risks, the important thing is to watch what you and keep your sugars in check. Italy be wise for you to buy a cheap meter (walmart sells one for like 12 dollars and the strips are around 9 dollars for 50). Chuck ur sugar in the morning before eating and 2 hours after u eat a meal. After eating, your sugar should be under 120. Personally I have found that I prefer the whole grain pasta over white and it's better for my sugar too.
Avatar n tn I'm also not a physician, but I have done some reading on gestational diabetes. I udnerstand that docs (and good moms & dads) seek to keep BG at low levels to minimize risks of complications and miscarriages. Are you being followed by a specialist, BTW? Diabetes, even gestational diabetes, is best handled by an physician who knows every little detail and keeps current in diabetes research.
Avatar f tn Ive never had this in my 2 previous pregnancy please help me on what i can do to change my diet im so scared
8526246 tn?1405605476 I have type 2 diabetes my whole pregnancy and my baby will be almost 9lbs if I make it to 39 weeks. I'm having a c-section but it's because of a previous c-section and a hernia operation I had, nothing to do with me having diabetes. If you have GD it will, no matter what, cause your baby to be bigger cause the extra insulin you create leaks through the placenta which causes baby's heart to thicken, which causes them to grow faster. Their body not their organs.
Avatar m tn If its unplanned though, test every 2 hours to get in more control. The children will be fine. Me personally, I am 5 months pregnant, my blood sugars are in great control. Baby is healthy when I get ultrasounds. Nothing wrong and so far so good. If you guys are spiritual, pray for guidance and wisdom. Dont hassle her about her blood sugars because she has been dealing with it all her life. Be there for her when her sugar is low because for women, its more emotional than physical.
6712392 tn?1393712278 Women who had gestational diabetes are also more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life, in which case you'll have no choice but to follow your diet.
609289 tn?1220807246 With diabetes, it gets a little more complicated in the third trimester because they want to make sure the baby isn't getting too big too quickly. And with hormonal fluctuations again in the third trimester, closer to delivery time, they need to make sure your insulin amounts are right. I was induced at 37 weeks, which is common for gestational diabetics, though it is possible I had diabetes before getting pregnant because it certainly didn't go away after delivery.
Avatar f tn In most cases of true Gestational Diabetes it is gone as soon as the placenta is expelled, it is related to hormonesthat cause your cells to be insulin resistant For some women, they still have diabetic symptoms even after the baby (placenta) is born, but most of them are thought to probably have had undetected Type 2 (rarely Type 1) Diabetes even before they were pregnant..
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Avatar n tn ) Studies have shown that effective control of diabetes during the periconceptional period (refers to the period of time three months before pregnancy through the first three months of pregnancy) in women with diabetes reduces the risk for birth defects in their children. I was told that my children have a 50% higher risk of becoming diabetic than a person w/o diabetes, I was also told that babies can sometime be born with a cleft palate, heart problems. Both my kids are just fine!