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What is Gestational Diabetes?

DR. RODGERS: Being pregnant can give women joy like nothing else. But, for some, it can lead to gestational diabetes. Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. Pregnant women who have never had diabetes before but who develop high blood glucose (or blood sugar) […]

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Take Control of Your Blood Pressure
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Take Control of Your Blood Pressure

[MUSIC IN] DR. RODGERS: High blood pressure makes the heart work harder and over time can lead to serious health problems, like kidney disease, heart disease, and stroke. Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. If you have high blood pressure, having a […]

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Heart Disease Risk Factors
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Heart Disease Risk Factors

We know that if women take care of their hearts and are aware of their risk, they can reduce their chances of developing coronary artery disease. Some of the risk factors that you can control are smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high triglyceride levels, diabetes and pre-diabetes, being overweight or obese, being physically […]

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Diabetes and Kidney Disease
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Diabetes and Kidney Disease

On-screen: Diabetes and Kidney Disease On-screen: Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease. On-screen: Were you aware of that? ANDRE: My doctor did inform me that diabetes can affect the kidneys. JENNIFER: I was not aware that diabetes was linked to kidney disease nor has my doctor told me about that. JIM: My doctor […]

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What Can We Do About the Diabetes Heart Health Connection?
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What Can We Do About the Diabetes Heart Health Connection?

DR. RODGERS: Women with diabetes can lower their chances of heart attack or stroke by managing their blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol, and not smoking. Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. Barbra Streisand, legendary director, singer, actress, producer and co-founder of the […]

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NDEP Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
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NDEP Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

There’s several things to find out about your health history in terms of Type 2 Diabetes. The first is, is there a history of Type 2 Diabetes in the family? Is there anyone in the family who has Type 2 Diabetes now? Are there people in the family who have been told they’re at high-risk […]

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The Lasting Impact of Gestational Diabetes
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The Lasting Impact of Gestational Diabetes

[music playing] My main motivation when I found out I had gestational diabetes was to stay healthy for my family, for my son. My family has experienced type 2 diabetes. My mother had gestational diabetes and she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after she had my sisters. She actually didn’t even know that she […]

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