hypoglycemia gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes mellitus--what are risk factors or causes?

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Dr. Michael P. Carson
Internal Medicine
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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.
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Waht is the prognosis of fetus, newborn and mom with gestational diabetes mellitus>?

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Dr. Quang T. Nguyen
Endocrinology
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Prognosis


Good for all if the diabetes is well controlled during pregnancy. Work closely with your physicians. Be mindful of what you eat and do. Gestational diabetes is not a death sentence. There are many effective treatment options currently available.

How is gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosed?

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Dr. David J. Wyatt
Family Medicine
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High blood sugar


Pregnancy can make a woman's body resistant to insulin (similar to Type 2 Diabetes). If she was not diabetic before being pregnant and meets one of several sets of criteria for diabetes after becoming pregnant, then she may have gestational diabetes. This gives her an increased risk of developing diabetes after delivering the baby. Usually found during routine glucose tolerance testing. Thanks!!
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High risk pregnancy

Do's And Don'ts

Strict blood sugar control for those with gestational diabetes.

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Where can i find information on diagnosis and treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus?

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Dr. Quang T. Nguyen
Endocrinology
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ADA a good source


American Diabetes Association website is a good start. http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/gestational/

What are the predisposing factors in gestational diabetes mellitus?

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Dr. Michael P. Carson
Internal Medicine
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Weight/Genetics


Diabetes often runs in families, and 70% of women with Gestational diabetes will get diabetes later in life. Major risks include obesity (Body Mass Index >30), older maternal age, past history of gestational diabetes, and ethnicity (African Americans, Native Americans, South Asia/India, Hispanic, Pacific Islanders, and some from the Caribbean). Be sure to get re-tested 6-12 weeks after delivery.

First trimester Pregnancy

Do's And Don'ts

Seek eyecare if you have gestational diabetes or blurry vision.

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What is the definition or description of: Gestational diabetes mellitus?

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Dr. Alan H. Ali
Psychiatry
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Gestational DM


Is high blood sugar that starts or is first diagnosed during pregnancy, usually starting half way thru pregnbancy & is mild.

What is the genetic risk of having a gestational diabetes mellitus?

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Dr. Michael P. Carson
Internal Medicine
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Depends on Risks


The risk relates to obesity (Body Mass Index>30) or being >110% of ideal body weight, family history of diabetes, Ethnic group (eg, Hispanic-American, African-American, Native American, South or East Asian, Pacific Islander), age >25, history of a baby >9 lbs, maternal birthweight >9lbs (or <6). The one you can control is weight, so work with your doctor if it's too high.
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I only have hypoglycemia, but tested positive for gestational diabetes. Will treating this help reduce birth complications?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Yes


Women with gestational diabetes who control it well do have fewer complications. You should exercise regularly everyday. You should follow a strict diet, focus on eating mostly vegetables and lean sources of protein. Eat unprocessed foods (make all your food yourself).

I know gestational diabetes can cause hypoglycemia&seizures in baby shortly after birth; is it possible for gest. diabetes to cause in utero seizures?

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See below


The hypoglycemia after birth is secondary to the higher insulin levels the bay sees in utero. No seizures in utero.
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what are the implications of having Gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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Potentially severe.


The risks linked to gestational diabetes mellitus include: fetus exceeding its growth potential (too big) even ending with macrosomia, polyhydramnios, cesarean section, neonatal hypoglycemia/jaundice, and late fetal demise. Long-term effects include an increased risk for your fetus to develop diabetes/hypertension/coronary artery disease and metabolic syndrome in adulthood.

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