5 doctors weighed in:

What's the next step if tested positive for gestational diabetes?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Get treated

If gestational dm is confirmed, next step is to start tracking your blood sugar (before and after meas), go see a certified diabetes educator/nutritionist, dietician to learn about dietary choices and what you should start cutting down.
See your physician to get treated for the diabetes: either with a drug, drugs or Insulin depending on severity.

In brief: Get treated

If gestational dm is confirmed, next step is to start tracking your blood sugar (before and after meas), go see a certified diabetes educator/nutritionist, dietician to learn about dietary choices and what you should start cutting down.
See your physician to get treated for the diabetes: either with a drug, drugs or Insulin depending on severity.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Thank
Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Fingersticks

In pregnancy, we check bloodsugar fasting in the morning, 1 or 2 hours after meals (postprandial), & at bedtime.
We want fasting cs < 100 or 105, 1 hr pp < 140, & bedtime < 140 also. You'll discuss your diet & exercise regime with your doc and/or counselor, they'll start you on Insulin if needed & extra fetal monitoring during your prenatal care. Good luck.

In brief: Fingersticks

In pregnancy, we check bloodsugar fasting in the morning, 1 or 2 hours after meals (postprandial), & at bedtime.
We want fasting cs < 100 or 105, 1 hr pp < 140, & bedtime < 140 also. You'll discuss your diet & exercise regime with your doc and/or counselor, they'll start you on Insulin if needed & extra fetal monitoring during your prenatal care. Good luck.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
382K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors