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Should i see a specialist for gestational diabetes, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Gestational DM: This should be managed with your obstetrician, sometimes in conjunction with a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist.
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Gestational diabetes: Depends. Some md's are capable of handling gdm. Others look for a perinatologist to manage these patients. Certainly a md who has a large volume of patients may be better equiped to handle this kind of patient. Perinatologists are specially trained for high risk issues and can co manage your gdm with your ob. Just ask your OB if he/she is comfortable doing this or find a local perinatologist.

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