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What Are The Signs Of Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy?

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes develops in women during pregnancy because the mother’s body is not able to produce enough insulin. Insulin is a hormone that enables the body to break down sugar (glucose) to be used as energy. Without sufficient insulin the amount of sugar in the blood rises. High blood sugar levels in the mother’s body are passed through the placenta to the developing baby. This can cause health problems. Gestational diabetes usually begins in the second half of pregnancy, and goes away after the baby is born. This makes it different to the more common forms of diabetes which, once they occur, are permanent. What causes gestational diabetes? The hormones produced during pregnancy work against the action of insulin. Gestational diabetes can happen if the mother’s body can’t produce enough extra insulin to counteract this blocking effect. Who is more likely to get gestational diabetes? Women are more at risk if they: • have a family history of type 2 diabetes • are over the age of 35 • are obese • have previously given birth to a large baby • have previously given birth to a baby born with an abnormality • have previously had a stillbirth late in pregnancy Continue reading >>

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  1. warrior504th

    Then why do people swear it is so worthless without AAS or GH? I understand the whole "it will make you fat (especially if you eat fat in your macros during its active life)" argument, but calories and IUs can be controlled. So beyond that, what are the checks-and-balances, or what exactly is insulin stopping or blunting that prevents you from gaining substantial weight on insulin without AAS or GH?
    Interested in any serious input. Not interested in parroting of old 'accepted norms'.
    Thanks
    PS: I know its risky. I know I could die or wind up diabetic, etc.

  2. plang

    High GH levels plus insulin will increae igf-1......insulin helps sensitize gh receptors
    Several studies have shown gh is fairly benign for muscle growth on it's own...but when gh and testosterone are combined igf and mgf levels increase more so than either in it's own....ie synergy...
    So if gh and insulin is 1 + 1 = 3 and testosterone and gh is 1 + 1 = 3....gh + test + insulin= 5
    Not trying to bog down with studies...but I can if needed

  3. warrior504th

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by plang
    High GH levels plus insulin will increae igf-1......insulin helps sensitize gh receptors
    Several studies have shown gh is fairly benign for muscle growth on it's own...but when gh and testosterone are combined igf and mgf levels increase more so than either in it's own....ie synergy...
    So if gh and insulin is 1 + 1 = 3 and testosterone and gh is 1 + 1 = 3....gh + test + insulin= 5
    Not trying to bog down with studies...but I can if needed I absolutely believe you, but I wouldnt mind the links for later browsing. If you have to dig then dont worry about it, I've seen bits and pieces linked in previous threads that I can go back to.
    Beyond the synergy, people seem to believe or at least state that insulin is almost worthless alone. Do you know what would NEGATE positive effects of something as anabolic as insulin? I mean, I know that test works great alone, and insulin is far more anabolic, so what restricts it? Or is this just the spreading of ignorance? I suppose that was my main question. people rave about how great it is stacked, but then talk about how worthless it is alone... which doesnt make sense to me.

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