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Waht is the prognosis of fetus, newborn and mom with gestational diabetes mellitus>?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Michael Carson
Agree, it's up to the mom. With support from your doctors and educators, you'll have the tools you need to keep the sugars under control.
Dr. Donna Wilkins
Pediatrics - Neonatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Gestational diabetes

If a mother has gestational diabetes this can usually be well controlled with diet or diet and insulin.
It is important for the mother to monitor her blood sugars and keep them in the normal range. Mothers who have high blood sugars during the pregnancy give birth to large infants and these babies may have hypoglycemia (low blood sugars) after birth and often need to be treated with IV glucose.

In brief: Gestational diabetes

If a mother has gestational diabetes this can usually be well controlled with diet or diet and insulin.
It is important for the mother to monitor her blood sugars and keep them in the normal range. Mothers who have high blood sugars during the pregnancy give birth to large infants and these babies may have hypoglycemia (low blood sugars) after birth and often need to be treated with IV glucose.
Dr. Donna Wilkins
Dr. Donna Wilkins
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