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Can gestational diabetes cause learning disabilities in the baby?

Can gestational diabetes cause learning disabilities in the baby?

A study in British: Medical journal cited tests implying that adhd and perhaps learning disabilities may be more common among children born to mothers with gestational diabetes. However, the differences in the results of these tests tended to disappear in the older index group children. The significance is uncertain and further study is necessary. Seek evaluation for any concerns. Best regards. ...Read more

Learning Disability (Definition)

Process information at a level commensurate with intellectual ability. For example, a person with normal intelligence reading well below grade level or unable to perform age and grade appropriate math problems. There are many forms of LEARNING DISABILITIES. Federal law requires that every child with a learning disability receive educational services that will ...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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Doc measured belly, baby measures 3 weeks further than I actually am. Negative for gestational diabetes. What other reasons cause baby to grow too fast?

Doc measured belly, baby measures 3 weeks further than I actually am. Negative for gestational diabetes. What other reasons cause baby to grow too fast?

S>D: Its not necessarily bad or abnormal. 90 % of abdominal measurements like these actually have fetuses with normal weight. Sometimes docs will order an ultrasound to get a weight estimate for reassurance. ...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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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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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 can I eat after I deliver my baby if I have gestational diabetes?

What can I eat after I deliver my baby if I have gestational diabetes?

Balanced diet: By definition, gestational diabetes is present only during pregnancy. After delivery, your diabetes should resolve. That being said, you should still continue to eat a well-balanced diet as you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes later life. ...Read more

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Since I have gestational diabetes, should I change what I eat after I deliver my baby?

Since I have gestational diabetes, should I change what I eat after I deliver my baby?

Best to change now: It is probably most important for your baby for you to be most attentive to your diet now rather than waiting til after your baby is born. The environment in utero is very important to your baby and if your blood sugar levels are constantly high, your baby can be at risk for a number of conditions that can affect him or her at birth and thereafter. Talk with your OB on a recommended diet for now. ...Read more

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Will peds want me to deliver my baby a couple weeks early with my gestational diabetes?

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Will peds want me to deliver my baby a couple weeks early with my gestational diabetes?

No: Newborns born to diabetic mothers are at higher risk to develop respiratory distress syndrome especially when delivered before full-term. Please be aware that estimation of due date has a margin of error of 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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What level of blood sugar during gestational diabetes causes you to have big babies?

What level of blood sugar during gestational diabetes causes you to have big babies?

Pattern not number: Baby begins to make their own Insulin during mid pregnancy & any moment that moms levels are high will push glucose across the placenta, forcing baby to store the excess as fat. Any maternal levels above normal can lead to enlarged organs, defects, large baby & the need for IV fluid treatment after birth. The better mom's control, the less problems for baby, the worse control, the bigger the pbs. ...Read more

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How does gestational diabetes increase a baby's weight in the womb?

High sugar levels: High sugar levels from mom cross over to the baby, and the baby makes extra Insulin to lower its sugar levels. That Insulin makes baby grow bigger. That's why it's important for moms to control their blood sugars. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes but my baby is a week small. Was I misdiagnosed? I wasn't overweight when I got pregnant.

I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes but my baby is a week small. Was I misdiagnosed? I wasn't overweight when I got pregnant.

Unclear: It is not clear what is meant by “ a week small.” If you are referring to the estimated fetal weight by a sonogram then a one week variation may be within the margin of error. I suggest scheduling a follow up with your doctor to go over the details and clarify exactly what is going on. ...Read more

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I am 34yr. Had 2 miscarriages at 20weeks. Have 1 baby born at 31 weeks after cerclage. Had gestational diabetes. Possible risks for another baby?

I am 34yr. Had 2 miscarriages at 20weeks. Have 1 baby born at 31 weeks after cerclage. Had gestational diabetes. Possible risks for another baby?

High risk obstetrics: You report multiple risk factors for future pregnancies. I would encourage you to seek a maternal fetal medicine consultation prior to conception to review your history and make recommendations. ...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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32wks pregnant w/ gestational diabetes. Control w/diet. Last 2days eat too much carbs got high reading (124, 153.)2x a day. Did it put baby at risk?

32wks pregnant w/ gestational diabetes. Control w/diet. Last 2days eat too much carbs got high reading (124, 153.)2x a day. Did it put baby at risk?

Yes: It is imperative that you stay on your diet as the baby's risk for Macrosomia (too large baby weight) is dependent upon your diets' compliance or not. When the baby is too large then there is a rash of vaginal delivery complications and inherent risks to the baby's health in general. ...Read more

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With gestational diabetes when do I have baby docs said they won't let go full term do u have any idea what week docs normally want us to have baby?

With gestational diabetes when do I have baby docs said they won't let go full term do u have any idea what week docs normally want us to have baby?

Baby: I don't quite understand your doctor's plan.

6 years after my mother was diagnosed with diabetes - not many ways to take control of diabetes in those days - she gave birth to my youngest brother now aged 64.

The clinical world has moved forward dramatically since then and I don't understand the reason for your doctor's concern.

Let me know the reasons please. ...Read more

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How does gestational diabetes affect the baby negatively?

How does gestational diabetes affect the baby negatively?

In many ways: The excess Insulin and glucose can make your baby grow larger than other babies. ...Read more

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Just found out I have gestational diabetes and have a particular concern about the baby?

Just found out I have gestational diabetes and have a particular concern about the baby?

Depends on control: If your blood sugar stays high during pregnancy it will create problems for baby. Baby will begin to to make its own Insulin & begin storing the excess as enlargement of organs and body size. At some point, baby may be to large to go thru your birth canal & c-section may be necessary. If you achieve & maintain good control, baby will remain normal & normal delivery may be possible. ...Read more

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How high is the percent of mothers with gestational diabetes have their baby premature?

How high is the percent of mothers with gestational diabetes have their baby premature?

Depends: Upon how well their glucose is controlled. Work w/your doctor to keep yours as normal as possible. ...Read more

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Will my ob want to deliver my big baby a couple weeks early? I have gestational diabetes?

Will my ob want to deliver my big baby a couple weeks early? I have gestational diabetes?

Perhaps: The answer is completely up to your ob, as it depends on how the baby is doing, assuming your diabetes is well controlled. If everything is going well you masy be able to go to full term. ...Read more

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What is gestational diabetes in pregnancy caused by?

What is gestational diabetes in pregnancy caused by?

Insulin resistance: Result of hormonal changes in all women during pregnancy increased levels of certain hormones made in the placenta interfere with the ability of Insulin to manage sugar as the placenta grows larger during pregnancy it produces more hormones and increases this Insulin resistance
usually the mother's pancreas is able to overcome the Insulin resistance if can not that will result gestational diabe. ...Read more

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Gestational diabetes mellitus--what are risk factors or causes?

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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I had gestational diabetes. How soon after having the baby should I get my blood glucose rechecked?

I had gestational diabetes. How soon after having the baby should I get my blood glucose rechecked?

Immeidately: This answer has 2 parts. First, gestational diabetes may take a few weeks to improve, so follow fingerstick sugars immediately. Second, 10% of women will be diagnosed with diabetes and 20% have elevated sugars 6 weeks after delivery, and up to 70% of women develop diabetes within 10 years. Formal testing should be done about 6-12 weeks after delivery (hemoglobin A1c test, or oral tolerance test). ...Read more

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I have a few questions about gestational diabetes before seeing a perinatologist. What is risk to baby and me? Can I start insulin just in case?

I have a few questions about gestational diabetes before seeing a perinatologist. What is risk to baby and me? Can I start insulin just in case?

Wait for MFM advice.: High blood sugar during fetal development can lead to excessive growth (macrosomia), predispose to adult diabetes mellitus, increase the risk for cesarean section, shoulder dystocia and fetal death from cardiac arrhythmias and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Most women with gdm have normal outcomes, but are at increased risk for all of the above, as well as polyhydramnios, preeclampsia (hypertension). ...Read more

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Learning Disability (Definition)

Process information at a level commensurate with intellectual ability. For example, a person with normal intelligence reading well below grade level or unable to perform age and grade appropriate math problems. There are many forms of LEARNING DISABILITIES. Federal law requires that every child with a learning disability receive educational services that will ...Read more


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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