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Can Doctors Induce Labor If You Have Gestational Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc measured belly, baby measures 3 weeks further than i actually am. Negative for gestational diabetes. What other reasons cause baby to grow too fast?
My doc said that I had gestational diabetes. My daughter is now 7 months old. I still have high blood sugar. What could be the cause?
May be diabetes: You may actually have type 2 diabetes. 5-10% of women with gestational diabetes may develop diabetes after delivery. Up to 60% may develop diabetes in the next 10-20 years. You should follow-up with your primary doctor and have additional testing done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im pregnant for 21 weeks wirh gestational diabetes. Mt doc gave me folygel DHA .. pls help me if this tab is really good for me and reliable too?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on your current degree of control. If you are running very high, Insulin will be needed. If slightly above goal, a pill will be fine. If currently controlled and at goal, diet/exercise will be all you need but you have to be followed closely as your numbers will go up as the pregnancy progresses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 14 weeks and 3 days pregnant and was just diagnosed with gestational diabetes. How often will I have to see my doctor & what tests do I take?
Too early: If your blood sugars are elevated at this point in your pregnancy, you are more likely a pre-gestational diabetic. Gestational diabetes is a consequence of hormones produced by placenta. The quantity of this hormone is insufficient in the early stages of pregnancy to cause gestational diabetes. Discuss this scenario further with your doctor. ...Read more
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
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