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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. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...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 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?

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. Michael Carson
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Diabetes Onset During Pregnancy (Definition)

Gestational diabetes is the onset of diabetes in the mother during pregnancy. Symptoms include increased thirst and increased urination, and may lead to a ...Read more