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How to tell if you have gestational diabetes

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Nothing good: Your blood sugars will continue to rise and you could develop major medical issues.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Your OB doc: Will do a 1 hr screening test in your 2nd trimester, if it is abnormal then you will need a fasting blood sugar and a 3 hr test at the same time, if t ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Treatment options: It depends on the severity of the gestational diabetes. diet and exercise is always best and mostly free. See a dietician. If the diabetes is not far ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Gestational diabetes: Gestational diabetes is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes later in life. Gestational diabetes occurs because the placental hormone makes ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Glucose Tolerance : Typically, the test will be in the morning, fasting. Your blood will be drawn as a baseline and then at certain intervals after you drink a very syru ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Not common: It is not common to get diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment from gestational diabetes. It is still possible to get a retinal detachment from a ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Gestational Diabetes: The American Diabetes Association recommends that all women who are not already diagnosed with diabetes be tested for gestational diabetes between the ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Home pregnancy test: The home pregnancy tests you can buy in a drug store are quite reliable so use that. Some women can notice breast tenderness or nausea or frequent uri ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Diabetes is a cause: Diabetes or Gestational Diabetes are known to sometimes cause polyhydramnios. If diabetes is the cause, the baby will be larger than expected for its ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
By definition: It occurs during pregnancy.

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