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A 26-year-old member asked:

what test do doctors conduct to see if i have gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Richard Chudacoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
1 hour glucose test: Around 28 weeks a one hour glucose test is performed. If the level is high a three hours glucose tolerance test is performed. If that test comes back abnormal a diagnosis of gestational diabetes is given.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Glucose testing : Between 24-28 weeks you will be given a 50g glucose drink. Your glucose level will be checked 1 hr later to see how your body responds. It sounds like alot of sugar, but it is roughly equal to 10 jelly beans. If you pass this test you do not have gestational diabetes. If you fail this test you will have to do a 100 g fasting 3 hr glucose test to diagnose diabetes.
Dr. Jaime Lopez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Glucose test: Your doctor will decide which test is correct for you, and when it should be performed. But there is a new diabetes test in pregnancy that you may be given, \. The consists of a fasting blood sugar following a midnite fast, drinking 73 grams of glucola, and having blood drawn 1 and 2 hours later.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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One hour sugar test: Normally women are given a sugar drink and then their blood sugar level is checked one hour after.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the risk factors associated with gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
A number of things: There are many risk factors. Some ethnic groups are more at risk than others. Being overweight also increases your risk. Overall, genetics play a huge role in developing diabetes. There are hormones in pregnancy that also interfere with your body. To reduce your risk, eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the treatments for gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Diet and exercise: We start with a diabetic diet and regular exercise. If your sugars are still high, we can try oral medications (like glyburide). If you have very high sugars, we use Insulin injections to control the sugars.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What should I be eating in pregnancy if I have diabetes?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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Protein: The goal is to maintain steady, stable blood sugars and avoid the spikes and falls that occur with simple carb intake. Every meal should have a protein, it helps maintain blood sugar levels. Avoid the "whites": sugar, rice and white bread. Eat complex carbs instead, brown rice and whole grain breads. Veggies are great, but watch the fruits, they can be high in sugar.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the serious vision problems that can result from diabetes?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Cataracts&RETINITIS: Patients with diabetes need regular yearly eye exam to have retinal exam and check for glaucoma and cataract.
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A 36-year-old male asked:

Should I forgo western medicine and try chinese herbal medicine to treat my diabetes?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No: I am a medical doctor a would have to say no. All the studies i know about tell me that western medicine works for diabetes. I don't know anything about chinese herbal medicine.

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