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Can gestational diabetes cause my child to have diabetes?

Can gestational diabetes cause my child to have diabetes?

Yes: There is a lot of evidence to suggest that a baby exposed to high blood sugars in utero is at higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes in later childhood-adulthood. It's important for such children to have healthy lifestyles because becoming overweight or obese increases their risk for developing type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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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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Can gestational diabetes cause learning disabilities in the baby?

Can gestational diabetes cause learning disabilities in the baby?

A study in British: Medical journal cited tests implying that adhd and perhaps learning disabilities may be more common among children born to mothers with gestational diabetes. However, the differences in the results of these tests tended to disappear in the older index group children. The significance is uncertain and further study is necessary. Seek evaluation for any concerns. Best regards. ...Read more

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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?

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?

S>D: Its not necessarily bad or abnormal. 90 % of abdominal measurements like these actually have fetuses with normal weight. Sometimes docs will order an ultrasound to get a weight estimate for reassurance. ...Read more

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Could gestational diabetes continue even after child birth..?

Could gestational diabetes continue even after child birth..?

Diabetes : The diabetes can continue after delivery but at that point it is no longer gestational diabetes anymore. It is just diabetes type ii ...Read more

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After having gestational diabetes, does your child have a chance of developing diabetes? My 6yo craves sugar & is constantly hungry.

After having gestational diabetes, does your child have a chance of developing diabetes? My 6yo craves sugar & is constantly hungry.

Yes : Children born to women who had gestational diabetes are at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Recommendations are to help children maintain a healthy weight and be fit. ...Read more

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16wks pregnant w/4th child. No history of Gestational Diabetes. Are there any symptoms that will help me recognize it? How can it be prevented?

16wks pregnant w/4th child.
No history of Gestational Diabetes.
Are there any symptoms that will help me recognize it?
How can it be prevented?

Hard to tell: GD is a difficult process to sort out during pregnancy by symptoms, like urinating more often, because you will anyway.Prenatal visits will routinely include a urine test for sugar, and a timed blood test to detect response to a sugar load. As long as you keep up with the routine visits, it would be picked up early enough to help. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant with my second child at 2 CM dilated. This pregnancy is much different than my first. I have gestational diabetes, taking glybu?

I am 38 weeks pregnant with my second child at 2 CM dilated. This pregnancy is much different than my first. I have gestational diabetes, taking glybu?

Your question is ???: You have offered up some information but asked no question? Please start over, questions are not linked on the site, so please give info and ask a clear question. ...Read more

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What causes Gestational diabetes?

What causes Gestational diabetes?

Insulin Resistance: Gestational Diabetes is the development of glucose "intolerance" after the diagnosis of pregnancy has been made. During pregnancy, at least 6 factors are produced by the pregnancy that interfere with the body's ability to manage blood sugar by blocking the action of insulin. Age, weight, previous history,, and family history are among the risk factors. Diet,and/or medication (oral or insulin) ...Read more

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What causes gestational diabetes ?

What causes gestational diabetes ?

Insulin resistance: 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. You must improve your diet or you will end up with dm. ...Read more

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What causes gestational diabetes and how can I avoid it?

What causes gestational diabetes and how can I avoid it?

Insulin resistance: If you have a family history of diabetes, you are already predisposed to having Insulin resistance. As you gain weight with pregnancy and the hormonal changes take place, you increase Insulin exposure and become more Insulin resistant till you can no longer keep up with demands and start spilling sugar (as they say). Avoid by eating no sugar, minimal carbs, keep pregnancy weight gain to <25 if ove. ...Read more

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Can your baby die inside you, if you have gestational diabetes?

Can your baby die inside you, if you have gestational diabetes?

Yes: Not only do you risk early pregnancy loss or increased birth defects with uncontrolled diabetes in pregnancy, but you have the risk of a stillborn in late pregnancy if blood sugars are too high. This is why you need tight glycemic control, not just to avoid a large baby. Fasting cs should be < 100 and 1 hr post prandials < 140. ...Read more

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Have you had gestational diabetes and went on to have a healthy baby?

Have you had gestational diabetes and went on to have a healthy baby?

Every day: Anyone with type 2 diabetes is at somewhat higher risk with a pregnancy for both difficulty in maintaining control & some risks for the baby. With close monitoring by your health care team you should be able to have a healthy baby.With poor control, the babies are more at risk for needing time on IV glucose after delivery but i seldom see more worrisome complications. ...Read more

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If I had gestational diabetes with baby number #1, will I have it with baby #2?

If I had gestational diabetes with baby number #1, will I have it with baby #2?

Likely: It's not certain but you are at higher risk of developing gestational diabetes with the second one. Keep close eye on it and get tested sooner. ...Read more

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Just found out I have gestational diabetes and have a particular concern about the baby?

Just found out I have gestational diabetes and have a particular concern about the baby?

Depends on control: If your blood sugar stays high during pregnancy it will create problems for baby. Baby will begin to to make its own Insulin & begin storing the excess as enlargement of organs and body size. At some point, baby may be to large to go thru your birth canal & c-section may be necessary. If you achieve & maintain good control, baby will remain normal & normal delivery may be possible. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is gestational diabetes bad for the baby?

Hello docs, is gestational diabetes bad for the baby?

Yes: Increased risks miscarriages, still births, birth defects, and hypoglycemia and other disorders after birth. ...Read more

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Gestational diabetes mellitus--what are risk factors or causes?

Gestational diabetes mellitus--what are risk factors or causes?

Weight/Family Hist.: Obesity is a major risk for any diabetes. The other factor is genetics. There are many women of asian descent who have a normal weight (and body mass index), but develop gestational or regular diabetes. Obesity is one that people can modify though. ...Read more

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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. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more