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 why is medicine one of the most expensive products today.....?
Expensive ...


 can type 2 diabetes be cured?
i read some where type 2 diabetes can be cured is it true?
when you think since the kidney is still working and the body can produce insulin then why wouldn't you be able to cure it .....<...


 for diabetics, what insulin pump has worked best for you?
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 What happens when diabetes is left untreated?
It runs in my family, and I've never had good blood sugar. Recently I've been experiencing the symptoms of both types of diabetes, especially weight loss. I'm very thin(fast metabolism)...


 How can a vegetarian have diabetes?
My mom who has been a vegetarian for most of her life was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Even though it does run in our family I was still shocked because she is a vegetarian. Does anyone ...


 List of foods that diabetics should avoid?
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 Is there some thing you can make or use to replace macaroni in macaroni & cheese for a diabetic ?
Im looking for a solution to a replacement to macaroni in macaroni and chesse for some one that is a ...


 type 2 trying to manage blood sugar is this normal?
it changes on me so often im clueless lol.. i see my doctor often and i am on meds. metformin 2 times a day. i control my diet and i do exercise but not as much as i should i guess. i go for walks ...


 Hypoglicemia not in diabetes and checking your blood sugar.?
I have hypoglicemia not in diabetes and so does my mom. Some one told my mom that having to check your blood sugar with a meter would drive you crazy and you will soon be obsessed with checking it. I ...


 What should I do if I'm consistently being diagnosed incorrectly?
I have been to one doctor, she told me my hba1c was 5.9, I'm borderline, stay away from white potatoes, rice, and breads, and pastas, and fruit juice. She didn't do anymore evaluation, and ...


 Do you think that I have Diabetes?
(First -off, a quick overview: age twenty four, female, no prior health problems).
Sometime ago I began to have an overall ill feeling - like I had the flu. Nausea, stomach aches on my left ...


 is it normal to go number 2 and have blood not in it but with it?
it doesnt happen every time but it seems like every once in a while when i go number 2 there is and excessive amout of blood please tell me if this is normal and if its serious do you think i should ...


 I THINK I HAVE TYPE 1 DIABETES! WHAT DO YOU THINK?
um, well my name is Lauren and I'm 15 and i think i have type 1 diabetes cause i always have to pee and i pee 8 to 15 times a day im always drinking water now a days i wake up at night and feel ...


 Can you recover from diabetes? as much info as possible please?
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 How many days can a diabetic go without food AND insulin?
-How many days can a diabetic person go without both food AND insulin before their blood sugar is profoundly affected to the point of coma and/or death?

-Would hypoglycemia or ...


 gestational diabetes?
I didnt pass my 1-hour glucose test.. so now I have to do the 3 hour one.. Im not looking forward to it, the glucose drink make me sick, and I dont like needles.

My thing is, what if I do ...


 Is 204 high? (glucose test)?
My doctor is making me take a another glucose test tomorrow because my last test came back 204. Is the second test going to confirm that I have Gestational diabetes or does the second test usually ...


 what is "graves disease" connected to the thyroid?
what are the complications from thyroid ...


 Do you have Adult Onset Type II diabetes? Did you experience depression prior to your diagnosis?
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 Are these symptoms of diabetes?
Shaking when in a warm environment, dizziness for a few seconds and everything blurs and feeling sick?...



Wendy G
can i have a normal baby if im diabetic?
i was told last october i have diabetics and i was told it is dangerous for me to have a baby??
i really want a baby but im also scared incase something happens?
                      









Heather
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it can harm you but not the baby. you can get high blood presure and gain weight, hypertension.

they only thing that is potentially dangerous for the baby is early birth.

usually tho mothers that are diabetic have big kids, like over 10 lbs easily.


Tamarak
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I had diabetes for about 12 years when I had my baby. She was perfect and healthy. Before becoming pregnant, see your doctor, and get a referral to a specialist. Follow their advice, and take excellent care of yourself, before and during your pregnancy.
Good luck!


Miz Lamb
That famous family of "They" has done more damage than any that I know of. "They" say this, and "They" say that! and do you know that "They" are usually wrong?

Yes, you can have a normal baby. You may need to find a special Endo/Gyn, but they are available. This is doctor for high risk pregnancy.

You will need to have very careful control of your glucose numbers. But there are loads of ladies who have had very successful pregnancies for a long time!! And most of them have 2 or more babies without problems.

Find a different doctor if the one you are seeing is the one that told you this fable! Relax, get control going, and have a very happy baby!!

Love ya, Grandma Sue


♥ terry g ♥
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I am in this situation too. Keeping tight control before and during pregnancy is the key to having fewer complications. You need to really discuss this with your doctor before you even attempt to get pregnant.


**STARR**
your pregnancy will be more high risk, yes. but as long as you take care of your blood sugars you can have a perfectly normal baby. my mom as a diabetic gave birth to me and my sister (we're twins) and we were perfectly healthy and normal. best thing to do is constantly follow up with your doctors and just do whats best for you and the baby. good luck!


CuriousT
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It will certainly depend on your individual situation - and you should discuss it with an OB that is skilled in diabetic pregnancy - but in general cases, Yes, you surely can have a healthy child! I have been type 1 since I was 8 yrs old. I have had 2 perfectly healthy children.

I will give it to you straight; it is not an easy road, especially if you're type 1. It is a high risk pregnancy and both you and the baby are in danger if things don't go well. That's why it is SO very important to be in good control before getting pregnant. Pregnancy hormones block out insulin and if you're type 1 you will most likely be on more insulin than you ever could imagine. And b/c of the increased insulin, the potential for low blood sugar is high as well. I had MANY scares while pregnant, waking up in the ER many times having no idea how or why I was there. And I tried very hard to do everything I was sopposed to do. Sometimes it just happens anyway. Diabetic mothers usually do deliver larger babies b/c insulin acts as a growth hormone in the unborn child. My first weighed 10 lbs 6oz - and she was 2 weeks early. My son was 9 lbs. 7 oz - and he was 3 weeks early. Also, babies can end up being born with low blood sugars, b/c their own bodies have made insulin to offset mom's high sugars. My daughtre was born with low sugar and had to be in NICU for a few days with a glucose IV.

You'll need to monitor your sugar and your diet and your overall health VERY closely and sometimes it gets very overwhelming. Make sure you have a support team in place, including good Dr's.

Both my children are now grown and perfect in every way and even after all the chaos during the pregnancies, I would do it all over again. If you want I'll give you my email address. I wish you the very best of luck


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