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can you tell me about gestational diabetes problem. what to do?

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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 from goal, you can get it controlled with oral medications. Glyburide, metformin are cheap $4/month. If the diabetes is not very well controlled, Insulin will be needed and it costs considerably more once Insulin is involved: insulin, test strips...
Answered on Jun 29, 2014
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Close follow-up: treatment to reduce risk of complications to fetus, baby, Mom then close follow-up in future of Mom, to detect diabetes in future early as they are at high risk of doing so
Answered on Jan 4, 2015

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