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Can you die from gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 33 years experience
No!: No! gestational diabetes goes away after your baby is delivered. Having gestational diabetes does increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes down the road, but you can reduce that risk by maintaining a normal weight, limiting simple carbohydrates (sugar, white flour) in your diet, and exercising regularly.
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
If really bad : Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. This situation also predisposes to eclampsia.
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Can I die from gestational diabetes if I ignore it?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 27 years experience
Harm you & baby: If left untreated, it can at the very least cause the baby to grow so much that your risk during delivery, and the risk to the baby increase tremendously. Your sugar can go so high up that you become dehydrated, develop severe acidity of the blood, and maybe go into a coma.
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