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how often must the diabetes test be done in pregnancy?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Every OB visit: Considered "routine" to test urine.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What should I know if I have diabetes and I want to get pregnant?

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Dr. Erin Alward
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
See your doctor: Diabetes is much safer in pregnancy if it is under good control before you get pregnant. Some of the diabetic medicines are not safe in pregnancy. It is always best for a diabetic woman to see her doctor before she considers pregnancy.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can I get diabetes for the first time while pregnant?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: Gestational diabetes is a common condition affecting about 5% of pregnant women. Patients are screened for this between 24-28 weeks by taking a glucose tolerance test. You drink a 50 g glucose drink followed by a blood test one hour later.
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Why do I need to get tested for diabetes in pregnancy?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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Routine screening: Gestational diabetes is common, affecting 3-10% of pregnancies. It is important to identify to ensure that blood sugar levels are monitored and controlled. High blood sugars cause complications like big babies (causing delivery problems), jaundice, and low blood sugar in babies. Controlling blood sugars helps to minimize these risks.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can tablets be taken for diabetes be taken during pregnancy?

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Dr. Andrew Rhinehart
Diabetology 29 years experience
No: At present no oral medications are felt to be 100% safe in pregnancy but their are some new studies to support the use of one or two classes of oral medications but i would discuss the risk versus benefit of such with your ob.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I avoid getting diabetes of pregnancy?

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Good diet: Eat a diet of unprocessed foods, rich in vegetables. Eat fish. You can do weight-watchers while pregnant. Exercise everyday.

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