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Get Fit to Cut Your Diabetes Risk During Pregnancy

Posted 27 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 – If she's fit, a woman is less likely to develop diabetes during pregnancy, a new study contends. Researchers who followed 1,300 U.S. women found that high levels of fitness before pregnancy were tied to a 21 percent lower risk of gestational diabetes. These findings show that women should think about getting into shape before conceiving, according to the University of ...

Don't Let Baby Weight Linger Between Pregnancies

Posted 3 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 – Gaining too much baby weight is an issue for many pregnant women. What's more, if you don't lose those pounds, they could pose a problem during your next pregnancy, according to a study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. Researchers looked at nearly 8,000 women who had babies two years apart and found that those who didn't get back to their pre-pregnancy ...

Mom-to-Be's High Blood Sugar May Raise Baby's Odds for Heart Defects

Posted 15 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 – It's long been known that diabetes in pregnancy raises the odds for congenital heart defects. But new research shows that the threat may also extend to women who simply have high blood sugar levels – not just full-blown diabetes. "This finding may have a profound effect on how pregnant women are screened and treated – not only for diabetes, but also for elevated blood ...

Diabetes, High Blood Pressure While Pregnant Spells Trouble Later On

Posted 20 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 – If you develop both diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy, you face a much higher risk of future trouble than women who only develop one of those conditions while pregnant, researchers report. And that future trouble can include heart disease, the Canadian researchers added. To reach that conclusion, the research team looked at 64,000 couples in the province ...

Health Tip: Best Grains And Starchy Veggies for Diabetics

Posted 18 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Diabetics should choose whole grains over other starchy foods because whole grains are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, the American Diabetes Association says. Processed foods with white flour and added sugar should be avoided. The ADA stresses the need to read product nutrition labels, saying you should look for these whole-grain ingredients: Bulgur (cracked wheat) Whole wheat flour ...

Heart Health Ignored by Many With Type 2 Diabetes

Posted 8 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 – Taking steps to prevent heart disease is crucial for people with type 2 diabetes. But most diabetic adults in the United States aren't meeting recommended guidelines, health officials say. In a new report, researchers confirm that "cardiovascular risk reduction is critically important for the care of patients with diabetes, with or without known [heart disease or heart ...

Low Blood Sugar in Newborns Tied to Brain Problems Later

Posted 8 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 – Low blood sugar affects about one in six newborns, and new research suggests it could lead to brain difficulties in childhood. Babies who experience low blood sugar at or near birth are at least two to three times more likely to face problems with planning, memory, attention, problem-solving and visual-motor coordination by the age of 4.5, New Zealand researchers said. ...

Instagram Shows How Diabetics Really Wear a Glucose Monitor

Posted 7 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 7, 2017 – Many people with diabetes experiment with placement of their continuous glucose monitors and get good results, a new study finds. A continuous glucose monitor is a sensor inserted under the skin that tracks blood sugar levels. People with type 1 diabetes – and some with type 2 diabetes – can use this near-constant stream of information to make decisions about eating, ...

Women Who Gain Weight Between Babies at Higher Risk for Diabetes

Posted 1 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 – Women who gain weight after having a baby may be more likely to develop diabetes during their next pregnancy, a new study suggests. Women's weight before conception and how much they gain during pregnancy are known risk factors for gestational diabetes, the study authors explained. Gestational diabetes is a form of high blood sugar diagnosed during pregnancy. It can cause ...

Big Baby, Heavier Kid?

Posted 17 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 – Those chubby baby cheeks that everyone loves to squeeze may signal an increased risk for childhood obesity, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at more than 10,000 children in the United States and found that those who were more than 10 pounds at birth were 69 percent more likely than average-weight babies to be obese by kindergarten. This risk continued at least ...

Pregnancy Complication Costs U.S. Billions

Posted 11 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 – Preeclampsia, a serious pregnancy complication, continues to increase in the United States, exacting a significant economic toll, a new study shows. The condition involves the sudden onset of high blood pressure and high levels of protein in the urine. It threatens both mothers and babies, and accounts for $2.2 billion in health care costs nationally in the first year ...

Sugary Drinks in Pregnancy Tied to Heavier Kids Later

Posted 10 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 – Could a pregnant woman's craving for sugar-sweetened drinks put her child at risk for being overweight later in life? Maybe, a new study suggests. Eight-year-olds who drank at least a half of a sugar-sweetened beverage each week were about 2 pounds heavier if their moms consumed more than two sugar-sweetened beverages a day during the second trimester of pregnancy, ...

As Temps Rise, Risk of Pregnancy Complications May Too

Posted 15 May 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 – Outdoor air temperature may influence a pregnant woman's risk of developing gestational diabetes, a new study suggests. Mothers-to-be in very cold climes are less likely to develop diabetes during pregnancy than women exposed to hotter temperatures, researchers say. If borne out in other studies, these findings could have important implications for the prevention and ...

Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Poses Risks for Mom, Baby

Posted 16 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 – Diabetes that develops during pregnancy – known as gestational diabetes – carries health risks for both the mom-to-be and her baby, new research confirms. A team of French researchers analyzed data from more than 700,000 births in France occurring after 28 weeks of pregnancy in 2012. Compared to other pregnant women, those with gestational diabetes were 30 percent ...

Dealing With Diabetes Distress

Posted 16 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 – People with diabetes have to think about their condition and make treatment decisions constantly – and all that extra work and worry can lead to psychological distress at times. "Diabetes distress" isn't the same as depression, however, diabetes experts note. It's a condition unique to the 24/7 demands that come with diabetes, particularly for people dependent on ...

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