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Gestational diabetes

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
38 years experience Wound care
Temporary Diabetes: Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregnant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the ... Read More
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
52 years experience Endocrinology
Diabetes...: That occurs during pregnancy obstetricians standard care looks for patients who develop it puts both mother and fetus at risk for adverse outcom ... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Insulin Resistance: Gestational Diabetes is the development of glucose "intolerance" after the diagnosis of pregnancy has been made. During pregnancy, at least 6 factors ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Obesity/age/hormones: Excessive maternal weight for height, increasing maternal age, poor dietary habits, family history and placental hormones can all contribute to cause ... Read More
Dr. Michael Rothman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Insulin resistance: 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 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes.: Gestational diabetes is when during pregnancy, a woman is unable to produce enough Insulin to regulate her body's blood sugar. Gestational diabetes sh ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
25 years experience Endocrinology
Yes, but partially: Gestational diabetes, which is often a precursor to type 2 diabetes, has a strong hereditary genetic component. The tendency for the body to be insuli ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
29 years experience Internal Medicine
2-4% of Pregnancies: It varies depending on your risk factors. Women with a body mass index (a BMI classified as "obese") are at higher risk, as are those with a a family ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
10 years experience Pediatrics
Diet and/or insulin: Diet and safe exercise are most important in the management of gestational diabetes, and often these alone can control the condition. Insulin, and in ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Doc's orders: Of course follow your OB's orders, but drinking 8 glasses of water a day. No Sodas, sweet tea or sweet anything. Eat fresh fruits, and salads. W ... Read More
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Dr. Danae Steele
31 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No!: No! gestational diabetes goes away after your baby is delivered. Having gestational diabetes does increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes d ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Glucose tolerance: Gestational diabetes is diagnosed with a glucose tolerance test, more precisely, 1 hour glucose tolerance test. That implies taking a 75 gram glucose ... Read More
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