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During pregnancy, some women develop high levels of blood sugar, a condition known as gestational diabetes, or gestational diabetes mellitus. GDM typically occurs around your 24th week of pregnancy. According to the American Diabetes Association,[read article]

Tests for Diabetes in Pregnancy

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A glucose test measures the amount of glucose in your blood. Glucose , also known as sugar, is your body's main source of energy. Your body converts the carboh...  More
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A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes wa...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A glucose tolerance test measures how well your body is able to break down glucose, or sugar. Those who suffer from diabetes (type 1) have trouble processing glucos...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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A TSH test is used to measure the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. It will help your doctor determine if you need medication to treat hype...  More
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Liver function tests help determine the health of your liver by measuring levels of proteins, enzymes, or bilirubin in your blood. Many tests can be performed on th...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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A creatinine blood test measures the level of creatinine in the blood. Creatinine is a waste product that forms when creatine breaks down. Creatine is a substance f...  More
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The kidneys are responsible for removing waste products from the blood and regulating the water fluid levels. When damage to the kidneys occurs, this pair of organs...  More
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24 Hour Urine Albumin Output Test
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An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by a...  More
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Amniocentesis is a test used to determine whether your unborn baby has any genetic abnormalities (genetic amniocentesis) or whether its lungs are developed enough f...  More
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Medical Procedures for Diabetes in Pregnancy

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Keep Blood Glucose under Control
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Vaginal Delivery
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Prescribed Medications for Diabetes in Pregnancy

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GLYBURIDE (GLYE byoor ide) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. The medicine helps your body to use insulin better.  More
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REGULAR INSULIN (REG yuh ler IN su lin) is a human-made form of insulin. This medicine lowers the amount of sugar in your blood. It is a short-acting insulin that s...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Diabetes in Pregnancy

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REGULAR INSULIN (REG yuh ler IN su lin) is a human-made form of insulin. This medicine lowers the amount of sugar in your blood. It is a short-acting insulin that s...  More
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Self Care for Diabetes in Pregnancy

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Carrying around too much weight feels uncomfortable and it can also damage your health. According the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity rates...  More
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Dietary Modification
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A balanced diet is one that gives your body the nutrition it needs to function properly. In order to get truly balanced nutrition, you should obtain the majority of...  More
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Blood glucose monitoring is the regular testing of the level of sugar (glucose) in your blood. It is part of the ongoing care for diabetes.Glucose testing can be do...  More
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Maintain Healthy Weight
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Herbs and Supplements for Diabetes in Pregnancy What's this?

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Bitter melon ( Momordica charantia L. Curcurbitaceae) has traditionally been used as a remedy for lowering blood sugar in patients with diabetes. Preliminary data e...  More
Efficacy Grade B
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Preliminary human evidence suggests that gymnema may be effective in the management of blood sugar levels in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as an adjunct to convention...  More
Efficacy Grade B
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Vitamin D is found in many dietary sources such as fish, eggs, fortified milk, and cod liver oil. The sun also contributes significantly to the daily production of ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Zinc has been used since ancient Egyptian times to enhance wound healing, although the usefulness of this approach is only partially confirmed by the clinical data ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin with antioxidant properties. Vitamin E exists in eight different forms (isomers): alpha, beta, gamma, and delta tocopherol; ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Biotin is an essential water-soluble B vitamin. The name biotin is taken from the Greek word bios meaning life. Without biotin, certain enzymes do not work properly...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Green tea is made from the dried leaves of Camellia sinensis , a perennial evergreen shrub. Green tea has a long history of use, dating back to China approximately ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Taurine, or 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid, was originally discovered in ox ( Bos taurus ) bile and was named after taurus, or bull. A nonessential amino acid-like comp...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Transparent gel from the pulp of the meaty leaves of Aloe vera has been used topically for thousands of years to treat wounds, skin infections, burns, and numerous ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Lutein and zeaxanthin are found in high levels in foods such as green vegetables, egg yolk, kiwi fruit, grapes, orange juice, zucchini, squash, and corn. For some c...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Dandelion is a member of the Asteraceae/Compositae family closely related to chicory. It is a perennial herb native to the Northern hemisphere and found growing wil...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Alfalfa is a legume that has a long history of dietary and medicinal uses. A small number of animal and preliminary human studies report that alfalfa supplements ma...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The term spirulina refers to a large number of cyanobacteria or blue-green algae. Both Spirulina spp . and non- Spirulina spp. fall into the classification of cyano...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Pycnogenol® is the patented trade name for a water extract of the bark of the French maritime pine ( Pinus pinaster ssp. atlantica ), which is grown in coastal...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Milk thistle has been used medicinally for over 2,000 years, most commonly for the treatment of liver and gallbladder disorders. A flavonoid complex called silymari...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Red clover is a legume, which like soy contains phytoestrogens (plant-based chemicals that are similar to estrogen and may act in the body like estrogen or may actu...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Berberine is a bitter-tasting, yellow, plant alkaloid with a long history of medicinal use in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Berberine is present in the roots, rhi...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Bilberry, a close relative of blueberry, has a long history of medicinal use. The dried fruit has been popular for the symptomatic treatment of diarrhea, for topica...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Traditionally, nopal (also known as prickly pear) has both food and medicinal uses. Nopals are common in North American deserts and are generally sold fresh, canned...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Efficacy Grade C
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The two primary types of basil are closely related: Ocimum basilicum (sweet basil), which is a staple of Italian and Asian cooking, and Ocimum sanctum (holy ba...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Burdock has historically been used to treat a wide variety of ailments, including arthritis, diabetes, and hair loss. It is a principal herbal ingredient in the pop...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids include fish oil and certain plant/nut oils. Fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA...  More
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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is produced by the human body and is necessary for the basic functioning of cells. CoQ10 levels are reported to decrease with age and to be low...  More
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Evening primrose oil (EPO) contains an omega-6 essential fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is believed to be the active ingredient. EPO has been studied...  More
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