A GLP-1 agonist is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, call your doctor. Based on your medical history, your doctor will be able to tell you if you should stay on your GLP-1 agonists or if you should switch to a different type of diabetes medication.
Shawnee D. Weir, MD
- internal medicine
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Should I continue taking GLP-1 agonists for my diabetes if I am pregnant?
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What are good sources of carbohydrates for people with diabetes?
Whole grains, legumes, lower-fat starches -- these foods are more nutritious than white bread and doughnuts. But for people with diabetes, these high-quality carbohydrates have an added importance: Whole grains (for the most part) and legumes elicit a less drastic rise in blood sugar than their refined-flour counterparts, and they're associated with a lower risk of heart disease. Lower-fat starches also do their part to stave off heart disease because they help you cut back on the artery-clogging saturated and trans fats found in so many fried and baked goods.
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How do poor oral care and diabetes lead to gingivitis?
If you have diabetes, your body's ability to fight against bacteria is greatly diminished. This allows more plaque to build up and harden under the gums to form tartar. The buildup of tartar is bothersome to your gums and produces bleeding and swelling -- a condition called gingivitis. Gingivitis can be avoided with regular dental care and simple measures like brushing and flossing.
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