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Insulin Resistance in Early Pregnancy Predicts Pre

Postby sandy » Wed Apr 07, 2004 02:58 pm

What does anyone know of these studies?:

"Insulin Resistance in Early Pregnancy Predicts Preeclampsia"
http://www.tripletconnection.org/insulin.html

"Researchers: High Cholesterol Is Risk Factor for Preeclampsia"
http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/1999/10.07/pree.html


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Re : Insulin Resistance in Early Pregnancy Predicts Pre

Postby emily_985 » Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:57 am

Hi, I know this is an old post, but I just found that study on preeclampsia and insulin resistance being linked. Could this mean a diet low in refined carbs could lower your risk for preeclampsia? I have reduced my refined carb intake and increased fruits, veggies and meats and feel a lot healthier. Here is another link:

http://my.webmd.com/content/article/25/3606_1438

Just wondering what anyone else thought. Does anyone feel the same way??

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Re : Insulin Resistance in Early Pregnancy Predicts Pre

Postby emily kates mom » Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:37 am

I have PCOS and this can cause insulin resistance. My endocrinilogist said that was my main contribting factor for getting PE. Interesting!

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Re : Insulin Resistance in Early Pregnancy Predicts Pre

Postby molly419 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 06:46 pm

To chime in and support the theory, I have PCOS, and am insulin resistance and had severe PE at 25 weeks...

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Re : Insulin Resistance in Early Pregnancy Predicts Pre

Postby sjs40 » Mon Apr 11, 2005 12:50 am

I have PCOS too, with insulin resistance and had severe preeclampsia at 27wks...

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Re : Insulin Resistance in Early Pregnancy Predicts Pre

Postby amym » Mon Apr 18, 2005 09:08 pm

Just wanted to say I didn't have insulin resistance or high cholesterol pre-pregnancy or in the beginning of my pregnancy. In fact, my glucose was always very low, and my cholesterol was totally normal.



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Re : Insulin Resistance in Early Pregnancy Predicts Pre

Postby caryn » Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:38 pm

Yeah, it's my understanding that GD is one of the risk factors. However, it's more likely that both GD and PE are symptoms of the underlying problem than that the PE is caused by the GD (again, as I understand things.)

FWIW, I don't have PCOS and I didn't have GD during my PE pregnancy. The OB on call was pretty sure I was going to end up having it, though (I had only done the quick screen, not the long test), and was slightly annoyed when I turned out *not* to have it.

Disease of theories, and all. :-)

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Re : Insulin Resistance in Early Pregnancy Predicts Pre

Postby helenw » Sun Apr 24, 2005 11:35 am

Hi

And I have insulin dependant diabetes and had PE 3 times now. And my mother is also diabetic and had PE twice. So would that have made it the diabetes factor or the family history factor?

Or just plain bad luck?!

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Re : Insulin Resistance in Early Pregnancy Predicts Pre

Postby aimeejane » Tue Apr 26, 2005 01:51 pm

This is one of the reasons I'm so concerned for my sister when she has kids. She has PCOS & now has quite the family history. (Our first cousin had a severe case of pre-e a couple of years ago, and then there's my history to consider.) However, she currently follows a healthy, lower carb lifestyle, so I hold out hope that it might help. Who knows??

Interestingly, there is no other known history of preeclampsia-related illness in the family. I wonder why it would show up all of a sudden in this generation? Our paternal grandmother (shared by our cousin) was diabetic, but she had healthy pregnancies, as far as we know.

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Re : Insulin Resistance in Early Pregnancy Predicts Pre

Postby jjohnston » Wed May 25, 2005 10:49 pm

I'm not sure if I'm insulin resistant, but i know i've been diagnosed repeatedly with hypoglycemia and have been advised to avoid refined carbs. I was not aware of the connection to PE, so this is good to know. Does anyone know if this research applies to hypoglycemia?

Thanks!

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