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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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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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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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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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Can symptoms of nondiabetic renal glycosuria happen only in the evening? (invert sleep cycle too) see nephrologist soon, +ketostix urine=sweet smell

Can symptoms of nondiabetic renal glycosuria happen only in the evening? (invert sleep cycle too) see nephrologist soon, +ketostix urine=sweet smell

This doesn't add up: Non-diabetic renal glycosuria (i.e., the kidney spills glucose despite normal blood levels) doesn't produce symptoms. Urine odor doesn't reflect glucose levels at all reliably. Ketostix often yield +1 for no reason, or because you're hungry. With dysautonomia and gastroparesis, is there perhaps a misunderstanding, with diabetes a possibility? You have a right to full information. ...Read more

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Is gestational diabetes harder to control as the pregnancy progresses?

Is gestational diabetes harder to control as the pregnancy progresses?

No: It should not be difficult as well as you follow your doctor's advice, like controling carbohydrate, watching blood sugar level, taking medication as your doctor's prescription if needed. ...Read more

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At what point is insulin necessary for gestational diabetes?

At what point is insulin  necessary for gestational diabetes?

Insulin NG in GDM: 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. Rx should be directed at reducing Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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What are the recommended blood sugar levels and when do you go on insulin if diagnosed with gestational diabetes?

What are the recommended blood sugar levels and when do you go on insulin if diagnosed with gestational diabetes?

Over 150: If you have been diagnosed with gdm, you can safely take glucophage (metformin) but if not controlled you would need insulin. If your readings were consistently above 150 you would need insulin. ...Read more

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For gestational diabetes how high should your reading be to go on insulin during pregnancy?

For gestational diabetes how high should your reading be to go on insulin during pregnancy?

Over 95 or 120: Recommendations vary slightly, but actually, most doctors agree and follow the recommendations of the american diabetes association and/or the american college of obstetrics and gynecology. If fasting sugars are >95 mg/dl or 2 hour post-meal sugars are >120 mg/dl, then medications should be started. ...Read more

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What are the optimal blood glucose levels for pregnant women with gestational diabetes?

What are the optimal blood glucose levels for pregnant women with gestational diabetes?

Low!: Less than 95 fasting, and less than 120 2 hours after meals. (some are a little more liberal with fastings, allowing less than 105). Gestational diabetic are less likely to have problems with fasting sugars as they are with postprandial (after meals) sugars. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a high level of blood sugar during gestational diabetes to have big babies?

Anyone know what is a high level of blood sugar during gestational diabetes to have big babies?

Over 140: A blood sugar of 140 will enable diagnosis of gestational diabetes. If you have been diagnosed, your baby is in danger of growing at a too large rate. This causes the baby's system to produce insulin at a higher rate, which fuels growth. There are multiple complications at risk. You can use exercise to bring blood sugar back to normal range. Be sure and follow your doctor's orders to a T. ...Read more

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Can the antibiotic nitrofurantoin mono 100mg effect the gestational diabetes test in pregnancy ?

No, but: The infection you've been given it for can alter your blood sugar. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can early iugr be diagnosed in the first trimester of pregnancy? If all ultrasounds match up does this mean pregnant progressing normally?

Can early iugr be diagnosed in the first trimester of pregnancy? If all ultrasounds match up does this mean pregnant progressing normally?

Unlikely: Risks for iugr should be evaluated thoroughly (e.g. Previous iugr pregnancy, smoking, placental irregularities, etc...). Clinically, regular fundal height measurements are invaluable. ...Read more

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Is it recommended or not to take natal vitamins at the early stages of pregnancy (5 weeks)?

Is it recommended or not to take natal vitamins at the early stages of pregnancy (5 weeks)?

Absolutely : Pre natal vitamins are not only recommended during all of a pregnancy but it is also a good idea to take them prior to pregnancy. Prescription pre natals usually contain more Folic acid which is essential to prevent birth defects such as spina bifida. Please check with your physician to make sure your vitamins are appropriate. Congratulations and good luck. ...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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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 are the chances of a person developing diabetes if they had gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

What are the chances of a person developing diabetes if they had gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

Increased risk: Gestational diabetes is a risk factor for adult onset diabetes. Watch your weight, exercise and get yearly check up. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics affect the results of a gestational diabetes test?

Can antibiotics affect the results of a gestational diabetes test?

Gestationa Diabetes: None of the antibiotics commonly used in pregnancy cause high blood sugars. It would be extremely unlikely that an antibiotic affected the result of a glucose tolerance test. ...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. Donald Alves
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Sugar In Urine (Definition)

Glucose in urine also known as 'glycosuria' is mostly seen in diabetes mellitus with elevated blood sugar. Very very rarely ( 1 in 1000 or even less) it is seen in a defect of kidney ...Read more