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When is insulin needed for a woman with gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

It depends on the severity of the diabetes.
If your blood sugar is only mildly elevated, you might be able to get away with it with oral medications, diet and exercise. If your numbers are very high, above the effectiveness of lifestyle changes and oral meds, then Insulin will be needed. A specialist is helpful in this situation.

In brief: It depends

It depends on the severity of the diabetes.
If your blood sugar is only mildly elevated, you might be able to get away with it with oral medications, diet and exercise. If your numbers are very high, above the effectiveness of lifestyle changes and oral meds, then Insulin will be needed. A specialist is helpful in this situation.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Insulin NG in GDM

Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise.
Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. Rx should be directed at reducing Insulin resistance.

In brief: Insulin NG in GDM

Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise.
Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. Rx should be directed at reducing Insulin resistance.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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