type two diabetes

by monica
(uganda)

I have been suffering from hypoglycemia and after giving birth to my first born,i have never got an attack again, why is it so?

I breast feed in the nights, mornings and evenings but my breasts piecec me so much, wt can i do about it

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Jan 11, 2011
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Few questions...
by: Tracy

HI Monica

Just a few questions...

Did you develop the diabetes before falling pregnant or during pregnancy?

And...

I think it must be a spelling mistake...you wrote "piecec" Not sure what your question is.

Thanks

Jan 12, 2011
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by: Monica

no no, i had developed the hypoglycemia like 5 years back, but the worst came when i was pregnant as i was given a drip every week for glucose.

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lifestyle choices
by: Anonymous

HI Monica

I'm not a doctor so I cant give you any medical advice, I have read a little on Hypoglycemia and it seems that it is possible for
some people to have symptoms at only certain times during their lives...I have no idea if your pregnancy had anything to do with it,
but what I have read suggests that your lifestyle (eating habits and exercise) has a lot to do with whether you are experiencing any of the bad symptoms that go along with hypoglycemia.
Haven't you maybe changed your lifestyle choices since then?

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should I continue breastfeeding? I am juvenile type 1 diabetes

I been a juvenile diabetes type 1 and I am a first new mom my baby is one month old and I had to get a C SECTION and early labor.

I been breastfeeding my baby since I gave birth should I continue breastfeeding?

Will that affect my baby getting diabetes as she's growing? Is there risk of her getting diabetes while I breastfeed?

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Jan 18, 2016
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diabetes
by: Tracy

Yes, whether you have type 1, 2 or gestational diabetes, you can and should continue to breastfeed.

Diabetic mothers are advised to breastfeed their babies exclusively for 6 months or longer. It lowers your baby’s risk of developing diabetes.

Other advantages include...

* Colostrum helps to stabilize a baby’s blood sugar levels after birth.

* Breastfeeding will help your body utilize insulin more efficiently.

* Breastfeeding will lower your body's need for insulin.

* The hormone Oxytocin released whilst breastfeeding will help you feel better, physically and emotionally.

The other normal benefits of breastfeeding unrelated to diabetes are discussed here...


The benefits of breastfeeding

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Can Diabetes affect milk production?

by myra
(phoenix, az)

Hello, I wanted to ask a question.

I've been type two diabetic, for about 4 years.

When I first found out I was pregnant, I was really stressed and due to my diabetes, I had to take insulin shots.

To top it off I had to have a c section because of some health complications, my complications not hers.

During my stay at the hospital, I was on magnesium and so was told not to breastfeed my baby, but I was still pumping.

To make a long story short my baby is now two months and the most milk I have produced is 1ml every two hours, I had to give her formula because it wasn't enough for her.

Can diabetes affect the production of milk?

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Hi Myra
by: Tracy

Yes, it does mess around with milk production, I have heard of some diabetic moms who only really started producing a full amount of milk at 8 months after baby's birth.

You will need to keep your blood sugar regulated as well, as this can also cause a rise and fall in milk production.

Have you thought of seeing a lactation consultant?

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Can you give your child diabetes by breastfeeding?

by Dayalan K
(Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.)

Dear Doctor,

I have a question for you my fiance is having type 2 diabetes. We are going to get married in the next year. We both have been baby lovers. So can we get a child without any trouble in her health?

And if we get a baby after before/after birth, the diabetes will affect our baby?

My fiance keeps her blood sugar in normal level only as we need to give any precaution for her pregnancy?

Any medication needs to give for baby's health?

What are the foods good for baby health and mothers health during the pregnancy?

What is the physical exercise for normal delivery?

My fiance can feed her child regularly? And how long she has to give?

If she has a diabetes, means it would affect my child also? Please explain.

If it is possible means how to overcome from that?



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diabetes pregnancy and breastfeeding
by: Tracy

You will need to get an obstetrician during her pregnancy, who will monitor her and baby’s health during pregnancy.

The best way to avoid any problems is if she continues to control her blood sugar levels, this is very important.

Good control over blood sugar levels will reduce the risk of miscarriage, premature labor, birth defects, having a large baby and will reduce the risk of preeclampsia which are all higher risks in moms with diabetes.

Some tips to remember:

- She should check her blood sugar levels often

- Ask your doctor about changing her medications. Some recommend insulin instead of oral medications during pregnancy.

- During the last three months of pregnancy, there are hormones produced by the placenta that help the baby grow that can block the effect of insulin in your system. As a result, you may need to use more insulin than usual.

- Talk to your doc about taking a multivitamin that contains folic aid.

- It would be a great idea to get a dietician during this time.

Exercise

She should choose a few activities that she enjoys doing and stick to these, aim to exercise at least 2 hours per week.

A stationary bike, swimming or brisk walking are great moderate activities to consider during pregnancy. She must remember to check her blood sugar levels before and after any exercise.

After delivery

It is important to continue checking blood sugar levels especially because she is planning to breastfeed.

It is important that she breastfeeds for at least 6 months, breastfeeding will lower your baby’s risk of developing diabetes, colostrum will also help to stabilize baby’s blood sugar levels after birth.

Breastfeeding will also help mom relax and decrease the risk of postpartum depression.

Do not worry about insulin passing into the breast milk, this is not possible as the insulin molecules are too small.

She will need to take in an extra 500 calories daily while breastfeeding.

She should try to eat a small snack before every breastfeeding session, which contains a combination of carbs and protein.

She should breastfeed baby as often as possible especially if her milk does not “mature” or “come in” within the first three days. This is a common occurrence in diabetic moms. She should avoid common herbs that are used to increase breast milk supply as these may have an affect on her blood sugar levels.

Hope this helps


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