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Can you have anemia and gestational diabetes at the same time?

Can you have anemia and gestational diabetes at the same time?

Yes: Anemia is most commonly caused by low iron levels, but that must be confirmed by your doctor with bloodwork since there are many causes. Gestational diabetes means your blood sugar goes too high. Different issues. ...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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I'm 35 weeks pregnant am high risk I have gestational diabetes I was just diagnosed with anemia and several times and then it stops f what should I do?

I'm 35 weeks pregnant am high risk I have gestational diabetes I was just diagnosed with anemia and several times and then it stops f what should I do?

Many issues: Your obstetrician will look after you well. Check your blood sugar on alternate mornings and evenings and if the levels are high let your doctor know ASAP. Your doctor also has to keep close watch on your possible anemia. ...Read more

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I have gestational diabetes and my blood sugar levels that i check 4 times a day are at lower edge(around 90), even if i eat many carbs.wht it means?

I have gestational diabetes and my blood sugar levels that i check 4 times a day are at lower edge(around 90), even if i eat many carbs.wht it means?

90 is great!: Normal glucose range for someone without diabetes is 60-100, so no dangers whatsoever from a sugar of 90. Target range for a young person with diabetes is 80-120, and a little lower, maybe 70-110, during pregnancy.. Sounds like you're doing great! ...Read more

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Why does the same food give very different results for gestational diabetes?

Why does the same food give very different results for gestational diabetes?

You're trying: To make it too simple. Even though you think you eat exactly the same from one time to the next, there are millions of other factors changing in your body every second which can effect your glucose. It's much, much more complicated than you think. Discuss w/your diabetes team members. ...Read more

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My sister says she has gestational diabetes. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My sister says she has gestational diabetes. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Maybe: Maybe so. Having gestational diabetes means that your sister is at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes as she gets older. A family history of diabetes also increases your risk of gestational diabetes. On the other hand, if your sister is obese and you are not, or if she eats a lot of simple carbohydrates (sugar, white flour), and you don't, your risk should be less than hers. ...Read more

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What if you have gestational diabetes and you'd like to lower your blood sugar a little better instead of taking glyburide or constantly monitoring yourself pricking almost 4 times a day. Would chromium be a better choice than the carb blocker while pregn

What if you have gestational diabetes and you'd like to lower your blood sugar a little better instead of taking glyburide or constantly monitoring yourself pricking almost 4 times a day. Would chromium be a better choice than the carb blocker while pregn

Gestational DM: What if you have gestational diabetes and you'd like to lower your blood sugar a little better instead of taking glyburide or constantly monitoring yourself pricking almost 4 times a day. Would chromium be a better choice than the carb blocker while pregn ANS: No follow your Drs recommendations. Recall you are feeding two now. ...Read more

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Can exercise help gestational diabetes?

Can exercise help gestational diabetes?

Yes: Activity such as walking, or moderate exercise after meals can help lower sugars a bit, but women still need to follow the diet, check sugars, and possibly take meds. Don't think that "more exercise" (such as a marathon) is a substitute for the diet/medication treatment. While it was done, and we don't know exactly how much exercise is "safe", i'm not confident that a marathon is the best idea. ...Read more

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How can I cope with gestational diabetes?

How can I cope with gestational diabetes?

Lo carb, no sugar: 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. A lo carb, no sugar diet is effective for many women. ...Read more

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Can gestational diabetes go away by itself?

Can gestational diabetes go away by itself?

Sort of: Gestational diabetes often resolves shortly after delivery of the baby. However, once you have gestational diabetes, you are at increased risk for developing type ii diabetes later in life. ...Read more

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How often could gestational diabetes go away?

How often could gestational diabetes go away?

Most of the time: Most of the time, right after the baby delivers. However, patients with gestational diabetes are at higher risk for developing diabetes later and should be checked periodically by their doctor. A healthy diet and lifestyle can help to avert type 2 diabetes in many patients, but not always. ...Read more

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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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How common is it for somebody to get gestational diabetes?

How common is it for somebody to get gestational diabetes?

Getting more common: Gestational diabetes is reported to happen to 2-10% of pregnant women, but the incidence is increasing in the U.S. Because of the increasing obesity of americans, our relatively poor diets, and sedentary lifestyles. ...Read more

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Found out that I have gestational diabetes. What do I do now?

Check w/your: Doctor and see a good registered dietitian. Monitor your sugar closely and your doctor can determine whether to initiate medication or not. ...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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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