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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) affect a gestational diabetes test?

Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) affect a gestational diabetes test?

No: Theoretically it could, but there is no data in the medical literature to say that it does in real life. Even if it could, you should not ignore that abnormal glucose tolerance test result. If diagnosed with gestational diabetes, regardless of the reason, work to control the sugars by meeting with a dietician, exercising a bit (walking), and working with your doctors. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Carson
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Diabetes Onset During Pregnancy (Definition)

Gestation diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. This develops when pregnancy hormones change a patient's metabolism so that they can not regulate their blood sugar. A patient with GDM will have to go on a low sugar and low carb diet and monitor blood sugars very carefully. Sometimes they will require medications. There is a 30% chance ...Read more


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I don't want to do a gestational diabetes test so can I just refuse it?

I don't want to do a gestational diabetes test so can I just refuse it?

Why jeopardize baby?: You could refuse it, but why? Having gestational diabetes could cause significant harm to you and/or your child. Simple dietary changes and/or meds could prevent that damage. There are other blood tests that can be done to assess for gestational diabetes, if you're reluctant to do the oral glucose challenge test. Ask your OB doc to refer you to an endocrine (or diabetes) clinic. ...Read more

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Do I need a test for gestational diabetes?

Do I need a test for gestational diabetes?

Yes: The american college of obstetrics and gynecology recommends that you take this test sometime between 24-28 weeks. They also recognize that if you are very low risk, you may not necessarily need to take this. Talk to your doctor to see what your risk level is. ...Read more

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What are oral glucose test alternatives for gestational diabetes?

What are oral glucose test alternatives for gestational diabetes?

Not sure: What you're asking. The limited GTT is the gold standard for detecting gestational diabetes. Elevated blood sugars through other testing are also potentially useful, but some sort of testing is essential. ...Read more

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3hr glucose test. Hour 1 and 2 were high. Do I have gestational diabetes?

Yes: Gestational diabetes is defined by 2 of the test values being high on the 3 hour gtt. Your doctor will help you come up with a regimen for checking your blood sugar and modifying your diet. ...Read more

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Just informed I may have gestational diabetes-more test next week. In meantime told to watch sugar. Do I check glucides or sugar grams on food labels?

Just informed I may have gestational diabetes-more test next week. In meantime told to watch sugar. Do I check glucides or sugar grams on food labels?

Food labels: By all means take your usual food but be careful with blood sugar levels.
Check your blood sugar level every other morning and every other night.
If you have not previously checked blood sugar please have your doctor or nurse teach you. ...Read more

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How can u tell u are pregnant without a test no insurance for two weeks 3 weeks late and I get gestational diabetes while pregnant and norm reg cycles?

How can u tell u are pregnant without a test no insurance for two weeks 3 weeks late and I get gestational diabetes while pregnant and norm reg cycles?

Home pregnancy test: The home pregnancy tests you can buy in a drug store are quite reliable so use that. Some women can notice breast tenderness or nausea or frequent urination with early pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am puzzled about gestational diabetes test?

I am puzzled about gestational diabetes test?

There are: Fixed definitions of blood sugars that make the diagnosis if you have it

valuable, as appropriate therapy can reduce adverse outcomes to mom, fetus, and infant when born. ...Read more

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If you exercise by walking around during your one hour gestational diabetes test, can it affect your results?

If you exercise by walking around during your one hour gestational diabetes test, can it affect your results?

Probably not: Unless you are really borderline it's not likely to affect the results, but I wouldn't recommend if because you wouldn't want to be falsely negative and not find out about the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I failed my 1 hr GTT for Gestational Diabetes - score 152. Now I have my 2 hr test next week. Any special diet I should follow to pass this one? Tips?

I failed my 1 hr GTT for Gestational Diabetes - score 152. Now I have my 2 hr test next week. Any special diet I should follow to pass this one? Tips?

Paleo diet/low carb: Stop high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance.

Low carb foods: eggs, fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. This helps avoid meds.

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Easy recipes: https://www. Kaushikmd. Com/category/recipe/ ...Read more

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When will my doctor test me for gestational diabetes?

When will my doctor test me for gestational diabetes?

At 24-28 weeks: Generally, it is recommended to screen for diabetes in pregnancy at between 24-28 weeks. However, if someone had gestational diabetes in a prior pregnancy, it may be advisable to recommend testing as early as 14 weeks in addition to the usual screen. ...Read more

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Is ac1 glycohemoglobin the best test for gestational diabetes?

Is ac1 glycohemoglobin the best test for gestational diabetes?

No.: Gestational diabetes testing involves a screeing test with 50 grams of glucose in liquid, then checking the blood sugar level an hour later. If that level is too high, then a formal glucose tolerance test should be done (several hours long). An A1c level of glycohemoglobin which is elevated would be suspicious for gestational diabetes, but it's not the preferred diagnostic test. ...Read more

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Does everyone need a 3 hour glucose tolerace test for gestational diabetes?

Newer recommendation: Is that non-diabetic pregnant women undergo a 2-hour 75-gram oral glucose tolerance test at 24-28 weeks of gestation. Women should be fasting for this test, and a fasting glucose level should be included. If any one of the following values are abnormal, you have gestational diabetes: fasting at 92 or above (mg/dl), one-hour at 180 or above, two-hour at 153 or above. ...Read more

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What's the 3 hr glucose test for gestational diabetes?

What's the 3 hr glucose test for gestational diabetes?

A Drink/Bloodwork: Some obs do this at their office, or you go to a lab. The test is done first thing in the morning after you have not eaten overnight. They draw your blood to check the "fasting" (pre-breakfast) blood sugar, then you drink a bottle of liquid with 75 grams of sugar. Blood is drawn at 1, 2, and 3 hours after the drink. If 2 of 4 levels are elevated then you'll be diagnosed with gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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My doctor wants me to have a glucose test but I never had gestational diabetes. Is it necessary?

My doctor wants me to have a glucose test but I never had gestational diabetes. Is it necessary?

Your doc knows you: Your doctor has way more information about you than we do. He is in a much better position to answer this question. Lots of things go into the decision besides your personal history of gestational diabetes. Weight, age, family history, other blood tests, you physical exam etc. Trust your doc or find a doc you trust. ...Read more

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My doctor has made a big deal and classified me with gestational diabetes, but I didn't fail the glucose test I was just really close. Why?

My doctor has made a big deal and classified me with gestational diabetes, but I didn't fail the glucose test I was just really close. Why?

Pregnancy & Diabetes: Pregnancy has way of altering glucose metabolism and Insulin sensitivity made worse as the pregnancy progresses. You may not have gotten an "f" on the test but you may have gotten a "d" which can affect your fetus. Please heed your OB md's advice. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not want to do a gestational diabetes test so can I just refuse it?

What to do if I do not want to do a gestational diabetes test so can I just refuse it?

Ignorance is bliss?: Hi. I don't understand your attitude. If you know poor glucose control is bad for the baby, your reluctance (or refusal) is hard to understand. Ignoring reality doesn't make it go away. Just some thoughts.
Generally, you can refuse ANYTHING a doctor recommends, but be aware you may harm the fetus. Go ahead and get an abortion if you don't want the pregnancy. Otherwise, try to be healthy. ...Read more

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Has anyone else been tested for gestational diabetes and had a partially positive 3hour test?

Has anyone else been tested for gestational diabetes and had a partially positive 3hour test?

Possible: The 3 hr GTT is designed to diagnose diabetes. You need 2 out of 4 values above the following: fasting-95, 1hr-180, 2hr-155, 3hr-140. Only 1 abnl value is not diagnostic of gdm. Your doc may use a different scale or repeat this fasting test if you have risk factors. Some docs may start finger-stick checks 5x/day if you are "borderline" or just restrict your diet. Usually 1 abnl is neg for gdm. ...Read more

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I have gestational diabetes. Do I test two hours after my first bite or two hours after I'm done eating?

I have gestational diabetes. Do I test two hours after my first bite or two hours after I'm done eating?

Virtual consult: 2 hours after you finish eating each meal and a fasting finger stick. So a total of 4 times a day. If you have any further questions please set up a virtual consult with me. ...Read more

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What to expect for gestational diabetes test;if so what was it like can you tell me about the day and how it feels?

What to expect for gestational diabetes test;if so what was it like can you tell me about the day and how it feels?

Glucose Tolerance: Typically, the test will be in the morning, fasting. Your blood will be drawn as a baseline and then at certain intervals after you drink a very syrupy drink you will be given by the lab. It can cause nausea. Staying in a cool room can help with the nausea. ...Read more

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Why do you need to get a glucose tolerance test if you tested positive for gestational diabetes?

To rule out diabetes: Women with gestational diabetes are more prone to developing diabetes after the pregnancy. Glucose tolerance test allows the doctor to asses resistance to Insulin and diagnose diabetes. ...Read more

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Can I have a false screening test for gestational diabetes?

Can I have a false screening test for gestational diabetes?

Yes: That is why the initial screening test for gestational diabetes (commonly known as the 1hr glucose test) is always followed up by a more extensive 3 hour test if the first one is positive. ...Read more

Dr. Alison Stuebe
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Gestational Diabetes (Definition)

Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away, although she has a higher chance of getting non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the future. With gestational diabetes, hormones from the pregnancy ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Dextroamphetamine And Racemic Amphetamine (Definition)

Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more