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Check Your Knowledge: Diabetes And Pregnancy

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. How much do you know about diabetes during pregnancy? Check your knowledge below! Diabetes can affect women during their childbearing years. Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose (blood sugar) levels are above normal. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its own insulin as well as it should. Having diabetes during pregnancy can impact the health of both the mother and her unborn baby. If a woman has poor control of her diabetes during pregnancy, which means that her blood sugar levels are often above normal, this increases the chances for problems for her baby, such as a baby growing too large, which may lead to complications during delivery. It also can cause serious complications for the woman. Working to keep blood sugar in control (in the normal range) before and during pregnancy can help prevent these problems. What are the 3 common types of diabetes? Type 1: The pancr Continue reading >>

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  1. omega45

    High Numbers

    Just recently found out I have type 2, and have been perscribed met 500 mg 1 a day,after 3 weeks of this my numbers are in the 485 to 374 range. I have been on met for 3 weeks now how long does it take with dieting right to lower these numbers? Iam tired of my feet hurting and numbness in my toes..

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    Three months is what the medical field says They will keep a close eye on you and One month fasting and 1800 calorie a day You do your share of diet and exercise Your stomach may shrink if you are a heavy eater and help with smaller portions

  3. Livelove2

    Three months is what the medical field says They will keep a close eye on you and One month fasting and 1800 calorie a day You do your share of diet and exercise Your stomach may shrink if you are a heavy eater and help with smaller portions

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