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Dr. Michael Carson
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Diabetes Onset During Pregnancy (Overview)

Gestational diabetes is the onset of diabetes in the mother during pregnancy. Symptoms include increased thirst and increased urination, and may lead to a larger baby at birth.


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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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Dr. Michael Carson
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Diabetes Onset During Pregnancy (Overview)

Gestational diabetes is the onset of diabetes in the mother during pregnancy. Symptoms include increased thirst and increased urination, and may lead to a larger baby at birth.


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Diabetes onset during pregnancy (Tip)

Exercise is almost as important as diet in dealing with gestational or any form of diabetes. ...See more

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Managing Gestational Diabetes (Checklist)

Attend a diabetic counseling and nutrition class
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Ask about fetal monitoring and biophysical profiles
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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 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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Diabetes onset during pregnancy (Tip)

Women with diabetes in pregnancy are at greater risk of developing diabetes later in life. ...See more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
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Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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I am 33 weeks pregnant and I have gestational diabetes..I have been carrying my kid low during ths pregnancy does that mean i can go into labor early?

I am 33 weeks pregnant and I have gestational diabetes..I have been carrying my kid low during ths pregnancy does that mean i can go into labor early?

Always be prepaired: Any pregnancy can go into preterm labor.It is imperative that you have an action plan that includes where & who to call, what symptoms to focus on& where to go if it happens. Preterm labor can be stopped if recognized early enough, giving baby a bit longer to grow & develop & avoid a stay in a premi nursery. ...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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Diabetes onset during pregnancy (Tip)

If your Insulin demand decreases at end of pregnancy, it may just be a sign of a failing placenta. ...See more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
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Allow room for growth
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Explore books on puberty at your child's level
weekly
Talk, talk, talk
weekly
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How can you prevent gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

How can you prevent gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

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 be prevented? Is it possible for gestational diabetes to be prevented during a pregnancy? .

Can gestational diabetes be prevented? Is it possible for gestational diabetes to be prevented during a pregnancy?

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Risk factors : Oftentimes gdm is preventable by avoiding the risk factors for it before pregnancy. Being fit and at a healthy weight are the best ways to enter a pregnancy to minimize those risks. Once pregnant it is still important to eat and exercise properly. Please discuss with your ob/gyne. ...Read more

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Diabetes onset during pregnancy (Tip)

It's hard to keep a log of your sugars but it's the only way your doctor can help adjust med doses. ...See more

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Preventing Diabetes (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
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Exercise regularly
Weekly
Watch your weight
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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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Diabetes onset during pregnancy (Tip)

Too many carbs bad; baby still needs calories. Think about atkins. ...See more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all scheduled appointment with your ob/Gyn
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Contact your doctor for unusual symptoms
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Monitor the baby's kick counts in 3rd trimester
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Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your OB
once
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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


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