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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
High blood sugar: Pregnancy can make a woman's body resistant to Insulin (similar to type 2 diabetes). If she was not diabetic before being pregnant and meets one of se ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Weight/Family Hist.: Obesity is a major risk for any diabetes. The other factor is genetics. There are many women of Asian descent who have a normal weight (and body mass ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Weight/Genetics: Diabetes often runs in families, and 70% of women with gestational diabetes will get diabetes later in life. Major risks include obesity (body mass in ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Gestational DM: Is high blood sugar that starts or is first diagnosed during pregnancy, usually starting half way thru pregnbancy & is mild.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
28 years experience 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
ADA a good source: American diabetes association website is a good start. http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/gestational/.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Prognosis: Good for all if the diabetes is well controlled during pregnancy. Work closely with your physicians. Be mindful of what you eat and do. Gestational ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fields
35 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
28 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
28 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

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