Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

complications of gestational diabetes during pregnancy

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Gestational diabetes is the name for any diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy, even if it was present before. 70% women will develop diabetes within 10 ... Read More
4
4 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Fewer if Controlled: First, patients can decrease the risks by eating correctly, mild exercise, and using meds when recommended. Uncontrolled gestational dm can cause the ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fields
35 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Increased risk: Gestational diabetes is a risk factor for adult onset diabetes. Watch your weight, exercise and get yearly check up.
4
4 thanks
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Diet exercise.: Same way you can avoid diabetes outside of pregnancy: with healthy diet and regular exercise. Even if you follow these golden principles gestational d ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
9 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes.: Yes. Gestational diabetes is diagnosed during pregnancy (hence the word "gestational" in the name). The diabetes usually resolves after delivery. How ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
15 years experience in Endocrinology
Several: Dm in pregnancy increases risk of diabetic retinopathy which is eye disease caused by high sugar. Also if the blood sugar is uncontrolled women are at ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Having gestational diabetes once makes you higher risk to get in in the next pregnancy. But it doesn't necessarily mean you will get it. Best wishes ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal glucose: The same reasons that produce Diabetic coma in adults. The elevated blood glucose going to the fetus causes metabolic changes that can result in death ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Many: Diabetes can affect the developing baby throughout the pregnancy. In early pregnancy, a mother's diabetes can result in birth defects and an increased ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Glucose intolerance: The short paragraph here doesn't give me alot to explain this, but basically pregnancy is a relatively glucose resistant state and the more times you ... Read More
5
5 thanks
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Couple possible: Most delivery complications related to gestational diabetes occur due to the infants large size. Women with gdm tend to have larger babies at birth. T ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Gestational diabetes: Gestational diabetes is a condition where women develop high blood sugar during pregnancy without a prior history of diabetes. It is often without sym ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Symptoms are typically more thirst, more urination, more hunger, blurry vision, fatigue.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Nemiro
44 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Possible: Generally, 25% of women get pregnant on the first attempt, 30% at the end of 3 attempts, 60% at the end of 6 attempts, 80% at the end of 9 attempts an ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lutz
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rupture of uterus: Uterus rupture where scar of previous surgery.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Wagner
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Other risk factors: Risk factors for gestational diabetes include your weight, your age, your and your parents history of diabetes/abnormal blood sugars, and your ethnici ... Read More
5
5 thanks
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Usually mild , but definite risk-depends on how well controlled the hypertension is during the pregnancy. It will also be a future risk for hypertens ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends on Risks: The risk relates to obesity (body mass index>30) or being >110% of ideal body weight, family history of diabetes, ethnic group (eg, hispanic-american ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Gestational diabetes is actually caused by the placenta. A hormone called hpl (human placental lactogen) gets released and causes insulin. While the p ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
47 years experience in Neonatology
Prematurity: Anytime the uterus is shared by multiple fetuses, it is hard for the uterus to keep them contained! Besides being born prematurely, the infants may st ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Many: Diabetes is a multi system disease. Therefore it can affect almost any part of your body. You name, i can tie a potential diabetic complication. I'll ... Read More
11
11 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month