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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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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


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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

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What are the tests for diabetes onset during pregnancy?

What are the tests for diabetes onset during pregnancy?

FBG and OGTT: Fbg is fasting blood glucose (sugar) and ogtt is an oral glucose tolerance test. For the ogtt, a woman comes in fasting, drinks a sweet liquid with a set amount of glucose. Blood is drawn just before the woman drinks the glucose solution, and at several time points afterwards for up to 3 hours (~ 4 draws total). Having a high glucose for two of the readings means she has gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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Why is it so important for someone with diabetes to sleep on the left side during pregnancy, but it's not stressed for other pregnant women?

Why is it so important for someone with diabetes to sleep on the left side during pregnancy, but it's not stressed for other pregnant women?

Not so: Women are encouraged to sleep on their left side as pregnancy progresses as the vena cava (large blood vessel) can become flattened if lying on back (due to size of uterus). Sleeping on the left side can help to prevent this compression so that blood finds it's way to your uterus. This is true for diabetic and non-diabetic pregnant women. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you get Gestational Diabetes after pregnancy (like 3 months later) or is it only during pregnancy?

Can you get Gestational Diabetes after pregnancy  (like 3 months later) or is it only during pregnancy?

A qualified yes: By definition, gestational diabetes is diabetes that appears during and is confined to a pregnancy. Since it indicates a predisposition to full-blown diabetes, your chances of developing diabetes in 3 months or even later is definitely increased and is not unusual. ...Read more

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Once diagnosed w/gestational diabetes at 27 weeks, can you reverse it during pregnancy and reverse how fast the baby is growing to normal rate?

Once diagnosed w/gestational diabetes at 27 weeks, can you reverse it during pregnancy and reverse how fast the baby is growing to normal rate?

Diabetes: The diagnosis of gestational diabetes is difficult (even though it should be easy). It is possible, based on a 3 hour glucose test to test positive on monday and, if repeated, test negative on friday. If you consistently run high glucose levels then you need to modify your diet and sometimes be on medication. Diet can often reverse the high sugars but you need to still check glucose levels. ...Read more

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What are the effects of gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

What are the effects of gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

Many possible: Diabetes can affect the developing baby throughout the pregnancy. In early pregnancy, a mother's diabetes can result in birth defects and an increased rate of miscarriage. Many of the birth defects that occur affect major organs such as the brain and heart. During the 2nd & 3rd trimester, a mother's diabetes can lead to over-nutrition & excess growth of the baby. ...Read more

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How can we treat diabetes onset during pregnancy?

How can we treat diabetes onset during pregnancy?

Attain Glucose level: Depends on severity, but usally initiate special diet and pregancy exercise program plus Insulin to attain hba1c <6.0, 1&2 hr post meal bs <140 and <120. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Diabetes onset during pregnancy?

What is the definition or description of: Diabetes onset during pregnancy?

Gestational diabetes: 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 of diabetes after pregnancy ...Read more

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