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Symptoms Of Gestational Diabetes When Pregnant
Most commonly none: There can be no symptoms at all for the mother. That's why we screen all mothers during pregnancy. However, gestational diabetes can cause "macrosomia" in the fetus. Macrosomia is an overly large infant. Growth measurements of the fetus during pregnancy show a fetus that is over the 90th percentile for size. What causes the large size of the infant is high blood levels of glucose in the mother. ...Read more
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
16wks pregnant w/4th child.
No history of Gestational Diabetes.
Are there any symptoms that will help me recognize it?
How can it be prevented?
Hard to tell: GD is a difficult process to sort out during pregnancy by symptoms, like urinating more often, because you will anyway.Prenatal visits will routinely include a urine test for sugar, and a timed blood test to detect response to a sugar load. As long as you keep up with the routine visits, it would be picked up early enough to help. ...Read more
Is it possible to develop gestational diabetes after the gluclose test? I developed the symptoms after and baby was 9lbs 1oz with jaundice.
Not common: It is not common to get diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment from gestational diabetes. It is still possible to get a retinal detachment from any other cause. Symptoms of retinal detachment include flashing lights, many new floaters, and a dark curtain that comes across your vision. Any of these symptoms require urgent evaluation by a specialist eye MD. ...Read more
Told a major symptom of gestational diabetes is a lot of weight gain. Did that pop star who got really huge have it?
Don't think so: Not necessarily. And in my expertise not so. ...Read more
Diligently: Gestational diabetes is caused by Insulin insensitivity during pregnancy, i.e., Insulin doesn't work as well to control blood sugar. Usually diet-controlled, it can require oral medications or even insulin. Control is important for the baby's sake. These baby's can be very fat and difficult to deliver, have very low blood sugar at birth and have higher lifetime risks of obesity and diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Congratulations, but: Must see high risk obstetrician asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
How can u tell u are pregnant without a test no insurance for two weeks 3 weeks late and i get gestational diabetes while pregnant and norm reg cycles?
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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