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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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Judith E. Brown
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The American Diabetes Association recommends that women with diabetes during pregnancy monitor urine glucose and ketone levels daily.

_______ True    _______ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the given statement “The American Diabetes Association recommends that women with diabetes during pregnancy monitor urine glucose and ketone levels daily” is true or false.

Introduction: Diabetes is characterised by an increase in blood glucose levels due to insulin resistance. The body is unable to absorb glucose from the blood and use it as a source of energy. Therefore, alternative sources of energy such as fats are utilised for generating energy for the cells. Ketones are formed as products in the process, which can be detected in the blood or urine.

Explanation

The guideline of American Diabetes Association recommends regular testing of blood glucose levels during pregnancy, especially during the critical weeks (24-28) of pregnancy when blood glucose levels can exceed. It is also essential to keep a check on the calorific intake during diabetes...

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