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What to do if I do not have numbness in hands or feet. could I have gestational diabetes this early?

What to do if I do not have numbness in hands or feet. could I have gestational diabetes this early?

Seek treatment: There are a variety of reasons to having distal extremity numbness. Diabetes can be a reason. What trimester are you in? When did the numbness begin? Is it constant? You should have your glucose level checked on your next follow up visit...which should be soon! ...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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, i had gestational diabetes with all three pregnancy. But after the birth i my last i started having numbness and stabbing pains in hands and feet.

, i had gestational diabetes with all three pregnancy.  But after the birth i my last i started having numbness and stabbing pains in hands and feet.

Abnormal nerve: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not urinate a lot, I don't get thirsty and I don't have numbness in hands or feet. could I have gestational diabetes this early?

What to do if I do not urinate a lot, I don't get thirsty and I don't have numbness in hands or feet. could I have gestational diabetes this early?

Gestational DM: Not sure what you mean this early... You have NOT mentioned how many weeks pregnant. Nevertheless get oral glucose testing by obstetrician or primary care provider. ...Read more

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31 weeks pregnant nonstop headache for 3 days, gestational diabetes sugar running high since given meds to help, alil swelling in face, feet and hands?

31 weeks pregnant nonstop headache for 3 days, gestational diabetes sugar running high since given meds to help, alil swelling in face, feet and hands?

See your doctor: You should be evaluated by your doctor. Headaches and swelling in the third trimester of pregnancy can mean preeclampsia so it is important to be evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is this faint constant vibration in my foot? I was tested for diabetes a year ago and results were negative never had gestational diabetes either

What is this faint constant vibration in my foot? I was tested for diabetes a year ago and results were negative never had gestational diabetes either

Nerve injury: It certainly could be a nerve injury. It does not have to be related to diabetic neuropathy. It could be something like an entrapped plantar nerve or damage further up your leg, say at your peroneal nerve and the branches that are most affected are those endpoints at the bottom of your foot. You could have an EMG done to rule out any other nerve damage and see if your plantar is entrapped. ...Read more

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I've had partial numbness in just my right foot and 3 toes.. What could it be? And should I go to the hospital? I have moderate scoliosis and had gestational diabetes. Adult diabetes runs in my family as well as RLS and svt.

I've had partial numbness in just my right foot and 3 toes.. What could it be? And should I go to the hospital? I have moderate scoliosis and had gestational diabetes. Adult diabetes runs in my family as well as RLS and svt.

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How common is gestational diabetes?

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 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 its 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

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Which type of diet is for gestational diabetes?

Which type of diet is for gestational diabetes?

Nutritionist: Most of the obstetricians I have worked with referred women with gestational diabetes to a class on the subject or to work with a nutritionist. I think this is quiet important. Frankly, it would be difficulty to teach the concepts of eating with diabetes in 400 words or less. ...Read more

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When did gestational diabetes become discovered?

When did gestational diabetes become discovered?

Depends: Doctors in the early 1960s began recognizing that wom en with glucose levels in the upper ranges were more prone to problems and later to diabetes. It was not until a congress in about 1990 that glucose testing became standard and gestational diabetes really understood and nationally recognized and treated. I know my last child was born in 1980 and i was never tested! ...Read more

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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

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How can gestational diabetes affects our spouses and family?

How can  gestational diabetes affects our spouses and family?

It shouldn't: That is, as long as you follow your doctor's instructions ! patients with gestational diabetes are considered high risk and should follow their doctor's instructions very carefully to keep their sugars under control. This way, there is a much better chance of having a healthy pregnancy, healthy delivery and healthy baby. That will make your spouse and family very, very happy. ...Read more

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What are the delivery comlications with gestational diabetes?

What are the delivery comlications with  gestational diabetes?

C-section, dystocia.: Poorly controlled diabetes mellitus in pregnancy can cause large fetus (macrosomia) and increase the risk of labor dystocia requiring cesarean section, or even shoulder dystocia with severe complications. Large babies can also cause uterine atony and severe postpartum hemorrhage. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors associated with gestational diabetes?

What are the risk factors associated with gestational diabetes?

Many: Diabetes can affect the developing baby throughout the pregnancy. In early pregnancy, a mother's diabetes can result in birth defects and an increased rate of miscarriage. Many of the birth defects that occur affect major organs such as the brain and heart. During the 2nd & 3rd trimester, a mother's diabetes can lead to over-nutrition & excess growth of the baby. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gestational diabetes?

What is the definition or description of: gestational diabetes?

1st Dx in pregnancy : Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that's first noticed during pregnancy. Hormones increase blood sugar levels during pregnancy. If levels get too high, it's called gestational diabetes. Some moms have had high sugars before pregnancy, but haven't been tested. That's why moms with gdm should have sugars checked again after birth. ...Read more

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What things increase my chances of getting gestational diabetes?

What things  increase my chances of getting gestational diabetes?

Several risk factors: Being hispanic, having strong family history, a previously large (>4 kilos) baby, polyhydramnios, obesity and increasing age all can significantly increase your chances for gestational diabetes mellitus. ...Read more

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Have you had gestational diabetes and went on to have a healthy baby?

Have you had gestational diabetes and went on to have a healthy baby?

Every day: Anyone with type 2 diabetes is at somewhat higher risk with a pregnancy for both difficulty in maintaining control & some risks for the baby. With close monitoring by your health care team you should be able to have a healthy baby.With poor control, the babies are more at risk for needing time on IV glucose after delivery but i seldom see more worrisome complications. ...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. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more