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Eliminate Diabetes Onset 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes: During pregnancy there are lots of growth factor which are present. As such, diabetic changes in the eyes can develop during pregnancy and can get worse during pregnancy. It is important if you are diabetic, to have your eyes checked in the first, second, and third trimester. This will insure that if there are changes, they can be treat right away to prevent vision loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gestational diabetes: Gestational diabetes is a condition where women develop high blood sugar during pregnancy without a prior history of diabetes. It is often without symptoms, but can be picked up during routine pre-natal screening. There is some risk to the baby if it is not treated, and there is some risk of the mother having diabetes after birth. ...Read more
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
Had gestational diabetes last pregnancy.does every subsequent pregnancy put me at higher risk of developing diabetes?
Had GD in last pregnancy, diet controlled.Does every subsequent pregnancy put me at a higher risk of developing established Type 2 diabetes?
Not exactly: Having gestational diabetes means that you are at a higher risk of having GDM again in future pregnancies. It also means you have a higher lifetime risk of type 2 diabetes. The number of total pregnancies does not directly correlate with the lifetime risk of type 2 diabetes. ...Read more
Sugar: Many women crave sweets in pregnancy and have perfectly healthy babies. Does your urine show any glucose? Typically, screening will be done at 28 weeks to see if you have developed gestational diabetes. If your urine shows glucose or the baby is above average size, your doctor might want to test you early. ...Read more
Will prediabetes prior to pregnancy lead to development of gestational diabetes during pregnancy for sure? If so, is it harder to revert afterwards?
No change...: If a woman is consistently taking birth control pills (same time, every day), and doing fine on them, she won't ovulate. That means she has very little chance of pregnancy, and that chance doesn't change whether she is on the hormone pills or the inactive placebo pills. She can feel relaxed and not worry, regardless of when she is having sex. ...Read more
A lot!: There are too many changes to list here that happen on every level in your body! Some women have absolutely no symptoms whatsoever. Some women become violently nauseated and vomit, have breast tenderness, sharp lower pelvic pain (associated with uterine growth) and may even notice their clothing fitting different. Get the book "What to Expect When You're Expecting". It's a very handy resource! ...Read more
Possible: Generally, 25% of women get pregnant on the first attempt, 30% at the end of 3 attempts, 60% at the end of 6 attempts, 80% at the end of 9 attempts and 85% at the end of a year. The remaining 15%, by definition, are infertile and should consider seeing their gyn or a infertility specialist. Good luck. ...Read more
See you MD: High blood sugar levels are responsible for a variety of immediate symptoms and long-term complications.Including headaches symptoms in type 1 diabetes, usually over 2 to 3 weeks or less. High blood sugar levels cause the child to urinate excessively. This fluid loss causes an increase in thirst and the consumption of fluids. Some children become dehydrated, see your md asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of a person developing diabetes if they had gestational diabetes during pregnancy?
Had GD last pregnancy, diet controlled.Does every subsequent pregnancy put me at a higher and higher risk of developing established Type 2 diabetes?
GD: Most likely but discuss wth your team who know you best. Check with relatives experience as well. ...Read more
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