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    Teaching patients about gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) before and during pregnancies are both very important. It would be great if all patients could be informed about GDM before they become pregnant so they could get a healthy start to their pregnancy and possibly prevent GDM from occurring. It is also important for patients to know how to live a healthy lifestyle before and during pregnancy. The nurse may be the first to provide information to their patients and can play a key role in helping people prevent GDM. The nurse can do this by assessing, screening, and patient teaching early on. What is GDM? GDM is defined as a condition where women who were not previously diabetic will start to show glucose intolerance during pregnancy.…

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    Diabetes is a disease that has a mass amount of sugar in your blood or high blood glucose. Diabetes mellitus is caused by a lack of responsiveness to insulin and have a high blood glucose level. There are two types of Diabetes mellitus. Type one diabetes, destroy the pancreatic cells. Type two diabetes affects the body flow and increase the process of blood sugar. When the beta cells from the pancreas fail to provide, diabetes occurs. The energy comes from the glucose. Eating healthy and right…

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    160lbs with a BMI of 26.7kg/ m2 with gestational diabetes. She was diagnosed wat 24 weeks of gestation. Before conception Damaris weighed 150lb and her BMI was at 25.06kg/ m2 which put her at the overweight status. Her physician had explained the possible risk of going into a pregnancy overweight and the possibility of having gestational diabetes. When she was screened at 24 weeks of conception for gestational diabetes the results of her oral glucose tolerance test was as follow: Fasting: ≥…

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    Introduction: Diabetes refers to group of certain metabolic problems caused either by low or no insulin secretion by pancreas or no response by insulin receptors to glucose binding insulin molecules. The disease is also known as diabetes mellitus and has three different types (type 1, type 2, gestational). It is a major problem and significantly affected the health of large population of Australia. Indigenous people tend to experience this problem in earlier age as compared to other Australians…

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    If you think you are in danger of getting diabetes, you need to understand what just what is diabetes. According to the experts, diabetes is a chronic disease which develops when people lose the ability to utilize the glucose in their food for energy. When the glucose accumulates in your bloodstream over a long time you get diabetes. The accumulated glucose, over time, can cause damage to your kidneys, eyes, heart and sometimes even your nerves. There are three major forms of diabetes. They are…

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    Gestational Diabetes

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    Gestational diabetes is often found in women who do not eat healthily and regularly exercise (“Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy”). There is no cure for this disease, but there is a treatment that is started quickly after the diagnosis (“Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy”). Special meal plans and scheduled physical activity is available to help treat the disease (“How to treat Gestational Diabetes”). The CDC advises that if blood glucose level does not stay regulated the mother must take…

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    Case #1 Female 25 years old Kasey presented to lab test after a referral from her midwife on the 30th of March 2015 to confirm pregnancy. A CBC and HCG Quantification were ordered. On the 13th of August 2015, a new blood test CBC was taken as a procedure screening, which showed a decrease of hemoglobin, compared to in March. The patient showed no history of any complications or signs of fatigue. A screen for gestational diabetes mellitus was ordered to determine if the patient had diabetes. An…

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    Subjects exercised 3 times per week for 50-60 minute sessions. Two exercises were conducted in a typical gym setting, while one was conducted as an aquatic exercise in a small pool. At the end of the study, the researchers concluded that aerobic exercises and conditioning on land and in water resulted in a decrease in gestational weight gain and preserved glucose tolerance in expecting mothers (Cordero, Mottola, Vargas, Blanco, & Barakat, (2015). With the large prevalence of pregnant women…

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    I mean, we had to have dinner right? Having a baby required a lot of energy, or as far as I could imagine it did. I had gone the whole pregnancy without getting to enjoy carbohydrates or sugar. Gestational Diabetes limits the delicious, yet super unhealthy foods that one is allowed to intake. The worst part of gestational diabetes is that cheat meals are impossible when I was required to turn in the results of 3 daily blood sugar checks. For one meal, I convinced myself that I was eating what I…

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    abnormalities (Noakes 2003). Following his analysis of the review undertaken in 2015. He goes on to conclude that women are in fact able to deal with moderate exercise in pregnancy with no increased risk of foetal abnormalities/low birth weight (Barakat et al 2015). Winter also mentions the suggestion made by Barakat et al, that health care workers should provide a supervised programme of limited exercise to all pregnant women, as it has been linked with an improvement in depression- related…

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