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does insulin help with diabetes onset during pregnancy

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Dr. Peyman Zandieh
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Fasting #s above 100 or 2-hr after meals >140. But every doctor has different parameters.
Dr. Michael Carson
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Over 95 or 120: Recommendations vary slightly, but actually, most doctors agree and follow the recommendations of the american diabetes association and/or the america ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Rothman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Insulin NG in GDM: Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin leve ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
10 years experience 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
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
YES, THAT'S WHY IT : Is called gestational.
Dr. Michael Rothman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
By Definition: Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin leve ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
41 years experience Pediatrics
No: It can predispose you to developing diabetes. Watch what you eat and stay healthy.
Dr. Michael Rothman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin leve ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fields
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Increased risk: Gestational diabetes is a risk factor for adult onset diabetes. Watch your weight, exercise and get yearly check up.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
29 years experience 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
29 years experience 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience 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
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Risk factors : Oftentimes gdm is preventable by avoiding the risk factors for it before pregnancy. Being fit and at a healthy weight are the best ways to enter a pre ... Read More
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Usually the mother's pancreas is able to produce more Insulin (about three times the normal amount) to overcome the effect of the pregnancy hormones o ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A qualified yes: By definition, gestational diabetes is diabetes that appears during and is confined to a pregnancy. Since it indicates a predisposition to full-blown ... Read More
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