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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. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

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


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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 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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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. Michael Carson
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Diabetes Onset During Pregnancy (Definition)

Gestational diabetes is the onset of diabetes in the mother during pregnancy. Symptoms include increased thirst and increased urination, and may lead to a ...Read more