Diabetes & Pregnancy

Dr. Heather Jenkins, MD, discusses diabetes and pregnancy.

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Dr. Heather Jenkins, MD, discusses diabetes and pregnancy.
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Featuring Dr. Heather Jenkins, MD, CCFP

Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds

Presenter: Dr. Heather Jenkins, Family Doctor, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Family Doctor

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Diabetes & Pregnancy

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1

Gestational diabetes occurs when a woman’s body makes too much insulin during her pregnancy.

Explanation:

Gestational diabtes occurs when a woman’s body doesn’t make enough insulin during her pregnancy.

2

The infant of a woman with gestational diabetes faces increased risk of being born early.

Explanation:

The infant of a woman with gestational diabetes faces increased risk of being born early, being over nine pounds and developing type 2 diabetes.

3

Gestational diabetes always goes away after delivery.

Explanation:

For many women, gestational diabetes goes away after delivery. However, if it doesn’t it’s called type 2 diabetes.

4

Exercise helps people with diabetes control their blood sugars.

5

People with diabetes have the same risk of developing sleep apnea as those without the disease.

Explanation:

Research shows that sleep apnea is about 70% more prevalent in people with type 2 diabetes. Often, this is due to obesity.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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