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if your glucose screening shows gestational diabetes, what do they do about it and when?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Gestational DM: If the screening is positive, you proceed with the 3 hour test. If that's positive, you treat it right away. Pills or Insulin depends on the degree of abnormalities.

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