In order to understand the pancreas one has to ask what does your pancreas do?
The pancreas does two main things. It makes fluids that contain enzymes, which break down the nutrients in food — like fats and proteins — so your body can use them. And it makes hormones like insulin to balance your blood sugar levels.
The pancreas is about 6 inches long and looks a bit like a tadpole, with a head, body, and tail. It sits in the abdomen, behind the stomach and in front of the spine. (more…)
How does gestational diabetes affect pregnancy?
Most women with gestational diabetes who can keep their glucose levels in check go on to have a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby. But having gestational diabetes makes you and your baby more likely to develop certain complications.
If you have gestational diabetes, you’re more likely to go into labour early . Babies who are born
early are more likely to have health problems and may also need extra care after birth. You may also have a higher risk of high blood pressure. These conditions make pre-term labour more likely and
Diabetes Stabiliser Protocol has been developed using scientifically proven formula. Every one who has used this protocol has lowered their blood sugars and the ones who worked the protocol reversed their type 2 diabetes and were taken off their diabetes medication by their physicians.
What are the symptoms of gestational diabetes?
Most women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes don’t have any symptoms. That’s why your Doctor/Nurse should offer you a screening test for gestational diabetes when you’re between 24 and 28 weeks pregnant.
If you have any risk factors for gestational diabetes, your Doctor may suggest doing the test earlier. Most women who have gestational diabetes find out that they have it after taking this test.
The most common test for gestational diabetes is the oral glucose screening test. This test measures how efficiently your body produces insulin. On the day of the test, your provider will give you a sweet liquid to drink. An hour later, you’ll have a blood test to check your glucose levels. (more…)
Gestational diabetes is first diagnosed during pregnancy. Like type 1 and type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes causes blood sugar levels to become too high.
When you eat, your digestive system breaks down most of the food into a sugar called glucose. Glucose enters your bloodstream so your cells can use it as fuel. With the help of insulin (a hormone made by your pancreas), muscle, fat, and other cells absorb glucose from your blood.
But if your body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or if the cells have a problem responding to it, too (more…)
Hope you enjoyed Part 1 of The Tips To Avoid Diabetes Complications Part 1 which I sent to your inbox last week. If you haven’t seen it yet, here is the link for it.
Say No to Salt
Reduce the salt in your diet. It may help lower blood pressure and protect your kidneys. Not salting the food on your plate may not be enough. Most of the salt in Americans’ diets comes from processed foods. Avoid convenience foods and use fresh ingredients when you can. Season with herbs and spices instead of salt when you cook. (more…)