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Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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Tags: gestational | diabetes | pregnancy | Dr. Oz

Avoiding Gestational Diabetes Complications

Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Dr. Mike Roizen, M.D. By Wednesday, 11 March 2020 12:10 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Salma Hayek was 40 when she became pregnant with her now 12-year-old daughter Valentina. It was a tough pregnancy: She gained around 50 pounds and developed gestational diabetes.

Fortunately, she breastfed her baby for 15 months, and that may have spared Salma a cascade of health issues that often follow gestational diabetes, including developing Type 2 diabetes and associated complications.

Overall about 50% of women who have gestational diabetes develop Type 2 diabetes.

A new study published in the journal Diabetes Care tracked the health of moms who experienced gestational diabetes. They found those who breastfed for six to 12 months were 9% less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.

In addition, breastfeeding for one to two years reduced their risk by 15%, and breastfeeding for two-plus years reduced the risk 27%.

Lifestyle habits — especially diet and exercise — make a huge difference in recovering from the dangers of gestational diabetes. So whether you breastfeed or not, if you had gestational diabetes take these steps to recover: 

• Have your doctor check your blood glucose level six to 12 weeks postpartum; if it's normal, keep checking every one to three years.

• Aim to lose at least 5% to 7% of your body weight — a healthy body mass index (BMI) is 18.5-24.9.

• Get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise weekly — such as 30 minutes of brisk walking five days per week.

In addition, have your child monitored for gestational diabetes-related issues including elevated blood glucose and being overweight.

And get your child walking ASAP. Together, the two of you can leave the risks of gestational diabetes behind.

© King Features Syndicate


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A new study tracked the health of moms who experienced gestational diabetes. They found those who breastfed for six to 12 months were 9% less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.
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2020-10-11
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 12:10 PM
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