A 29-year-old member asked:
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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
20 years experience Family Medicine
Gestational DM: This should be managed with your obstetrician, sometimes in conjunction with a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
Dr. David Bergman
36 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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