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What causes gestational diabetes and how can I avoid it?

What causes gestational diabetes and how can I avoid it?

Insulin resistance: If you have a family history of diabetes, you are already predisposed to having Insulin resistance. As you gain weight with pregnancy and the hormonal changes take place, you increase Insulin exposure and become more Insulin resistant till you can no longer keep up with demands and start spilling sugar (as they say). Avoid by eating no sugar, minimal carbs, keep pregnancy weight gain to <25 if ove. ...Read more

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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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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What causes Gestational diabetes?

What causes Gestational diabetes?

Insulin Resistance: Gestational Diabetes is the development of glucose "intolerance" after the diagnosis of pregnancy has been made. During pregnancy, at least 6 factors are produced by the pregnancy that interfere with the body's ability to manage blood sugar by blocking the action of insulin. Age, weight, previous history, and family history are among the risk factors. Diet, and/or medication (oral or insulin) ...Read more

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What causes gestational diabetes?

What causes gestational diabetes?

Insulin resistance: 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. You must improve your diet or you will end up with dm. ...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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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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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 fewer problems for baby, the worse control, the bigger the pbs. ...Read more

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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

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What causes gestational diabetes?pregnant no history but anything I can do ensure I don't get it/reduce chances of getting it? I have a Sweet tooth.

What causes gestational diabetes?pregnant no history but anything I can do ensure I don't get it/reduce chances of getting it? I have a Sweet tooth.

Then: Change the sweet tooth. The more sweet you eat they more sweet you crave. Reducing sweet intake and remaining active and regular check ups will help ...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: It's 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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Diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 12 weeks. What level of sugar spike is needed to cause birth defects?

Diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 12 weeks. What level of sugar spike is needed to cause birth defects?

Discuss w/ providers: Your OBGYN and other providers need to clearly explain the situation to you and provide you with info on what to do to avoid problems or what to watch for, when to call them or go to an ER. Working closely w/ them is the very best thing you can do. That way you'll have the safest birth and both you and your baby will be glad to be part of a team. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My doc said that I had gestational diabetes. My daughter is now 7 months old. I still have high blood sugar. What could be the cause?

My doc said that I had gestational diabetes. My daughter is now 7 months old. I still have high blood sugar. What could be the cause?

May be diabetes: You may actually have type 2 diabetes. 5-10% of women with gestational diabetes may develop diabetes after delivery. Up to 60% may develop diabetes in the next 10-20 years. You should follow-up with your primary doctor and have additional testing done. ...Read more

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Normal glucose test. Can eating lots of sugar (cookies) and carbs in 3 days reverse normalcy and cause gestational diabetes? 108 glucose 19.6 BMI 25w

Normal glucose test. Can eating lots of sugar (cookies) and carbs in 3 days reverse normalcy and cause gestational diabetes? 108 glucose 19.6 BMI 25w

Short-term sugar OK: Secondary forms of diabetes (not the autoimmune insulin-requiring types), including the gestational type, are caused by cells become desensitized to insulin. This happens when Insulin levels are always high due to high sugar intake. It takes time; pregnancy just adds to the process. Three days of cake or girl scout cookies won't do anything if you weren't already heading that way. ...Read more

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Does gestational diabetes cause dizziness? 26 wks, dizzy after eating. Does GD have symptoms?

Does gestational diabetes cause dizziness? 26 wks, dizzy after eating. Does GD have symptoms?

Hypoglycemia : Is very common during pregnancy. Try to avoid refined sugar. When you do have sugar, eating protein and complex carbs along with it should help. Talk to your physician about this dizziness. There can be other causes. Drink plenty of water. Gestational diabetes has no symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes gestational diabetes? I'm 20 weeks pregnant and eat healthy, but do enjoy a "splurge" from time to time.

What causes gestational diabetes?  I'm 20 weeks pregnant and eat healthy, but do enjoy a "splurge" from time to time.

Gestational diabetes: Gestational diabetes is lack of sufficient Insulin to control blood sugars during pregnancy. "Splurging" does not cause it. ...Read more

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I am 27 weeks pregnant and I have gestational diabetes and I was wondering if stress can cause the blood sugar to rise?

I am 27 weeks pregnant and I have gestational diabetes and I was wondering if stress can cause the blood sugar to rise?

Yes: Stress and diet both cause sugar levels to be high. With gestational diabetes you will need to eat better, eat low glycemic, exercise and learn how to manage your stress to prevent complications in your pregnancy. Consider therapy if you are stressed. Your emotional framework in pregnancy has been shown to influence children's emotional framework so being calm is so important right now. ...Read more

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Does a gestational diabetes in a pcos pregnant woman tell that she is insulin resistance and her pcos is caused by insulin resistance factor?

Does a gestational diabetes in a pcos pregnant woman tell that she is insulin resistance and her pcos is caused by insulin resistance factor?

No: Insulin resistance is extremely common in PCOS whether it is the cause and women with PCOS very frequently have gestational diabetes. Insulin resistance makes the ovarian changes worse and the ovarian changes make insulin resistance worse. It is a chicken and egg kind of thing with PCOS. Hope this explanation is clear. ...Read more

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I'm 33 weeks pregnant and DON'T have gestational diabetes... Today dipstick urine test showed I have glucose in my urine and leukocytes? Causes?

I'm 33 weeks pregnant and DON'T have gestational diabetes... Today dipstick urine test showed I have glucose in my urine and leukocytes? Causes?

Few reasons: How long ago was your test?
Maybe your glucose status has changed. Consider repeating 2 hour GTT
Leukocytes may indicate an infection
See your doctor for further tests ...Read more

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How common is gestational diabetes?

2-4% of Pregnancies: It varies depending on your risk factors. Women with a body mass index (a BMI classified as "obese") are at higher risk, as are those with a family history of diabetes, or a personal history of gestational diabetes during a prior pregnancy. Up to 70% of women with it will get diabetes later in life, so you must get testing after delivery, and each year. ...Read more

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How can I treat gestational diabetes?

How can I treat gestational diabetes?

Doc's orders: Of course follow your OB's orders, but drinking 8 glasses of water a day. No Sodas, sweet tea or sweet anything. Eat fresh fruits, and salads. Whole grains. Try some new cookbooks to experiment. Take long daily walks if your OB says it's ok. It will directly remove excess sugar from the bloodstream. "Eating for two" is not necessary. Thanks for taking such an active role in your health ...Read more

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How likely is getting gestational diabetes?

How likely is getting gestational diabetes?

Depends: Some patients will get gestational diabetes with no apparent risk factors. Other patients who are overweight, have a family history of diabetes, or have had a history of carbohydrate intolerance in the past have a higher chance of getting gestational diabetes. Controlling blood sugar levels during pregnancy is critical both for the health of the baby and the mom. ...Read more

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I am puzzled about gestational diabetes test?

I am puzzled about gestational diabetes test?

There are: Fixed definitions of blood sugars that make the diagnosis if you have it

Valuable, as appropriate therapy can reduce adverse outcomes to mom, fetus, and infant when born. ...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


Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
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Oligohydramnios (Definition)

An AFI (amniotic fluid index) of less than 5cm or a largest vertical pocket measurement of less than 2cm is ...Read more