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Can tablets be taken for diabetes be taken during pregnancy?

Can tablets be taken for diabetes be taken during pregnancy?

Yes: One large prospective trial showed that a sulfonylurea pill for gestational diabetes didn't cross the placenta and controlled sugars (used after 11 weeks gestation). The am coll of ob/gyn doesn't fully endorse it, so most physicians use insulin. Data on metformin is retrospective, so i agree with the other respondent that a discussion of these issues with your physician is very important. ...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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Which type of diabetes happens during pregnancy?

Which type of diabetes happens during pregnancy?

Gestational diabetes: Gestational diabetes is a condition where women develop high blood sugar during pregnancy without a prior history of diabetes. It is often without symptoms, but can be picked up during routine pre-natal screening. There is some risk to the baby if it is not treated, and there is some risk of the mother having diabetes after birth. ...Read more

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How can I manage my diabetes during pregnancy?

How can I manage my diabetes during pregnancy?

Depends: Some of this depends on whether your diabetes started before pregnancy or during, whether it is diet controlled or you are on medications such as insulin, etc. A strict, well balanced american diabetes association diet is important. Daily exercise always helps. Checking a fasting finger stick and a post meal finger stick for glucose is necessary. ...Read more

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Does gestational diabetes occur during pregnancy?

Does gestational diabetes occur during pregnancy?

Yes.: Yes. Gestational diabetes is diagnosed during pregnancy (hence the word "gestational" in the name). The diabetes usually resolves after delivery. However, women who have had gestational diabetes are at greater risk of developing Insulin resistance, diabetes, and heart disease when they are no longer pregnant. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diabetes during pregnancy?

What kind of condition is diabetes during pregnancy?

Rescreen: Agree. Insulin resistance is the cause. Recommendation is to rescreen 6-12 weeks after delivery and if normal, patient needs to be screen every 3 years lifelong. ...Read more

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How is it possible to discover diabetes during pregnancy?

How  is it possible to discover diabetes during pregnancy?

HAPO trial.: Hapo trial has established optimal criteria for diagnosis of diabetes mellitus during pregnancy. In short, a fasting blood sugar >/=93 mg/dl means you have 75% increase in your risk for large baby, polyhydramnios, cesarean section and neonatal hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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Would it be possible for someone to discover diabetes during pregnancy?

Would it be possible for someone to discover diabetes during pregnancy?

Yes: Gestational diabetes can occur anytime during pregnancy. If you have symptoms/signs of diabetes, you should get tested again (just blood tests) even if you'd tested negative earlier on in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happen when i develop diabetes during pregnancy?

Could you tell me what happen when i develop diabetes during pregnancy?

You will need to : Be monitored and treated for gestational diabetes during your pregnancy. It resolves after delivery about 90% of the time. ...Read more

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What type of diabetes can happen during pregnancy?

What type of diabetes can happen during pregnancy?

Gestational diabetes: If you do not have diabetes before you are pregnant, but become diabetic during the pregnancy you have developed "gestational diabetes". You will be at increased risk for adult onset diabetes later in life as well. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more