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is gestational diabetes dominant or recessive

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
25 years experience Endocrinology
Complex disease: Gestational diabetes (gdm), like type 2 diabetes, are related metabolic conditions with strong inherited genetic tendencies --- but multiple genes are ... Read More
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Neither: Gestational diabetes is like type 2 dm, which has a polygenic inheritance. It is not due to a simple mendelian inheritance.

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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
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
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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