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I had gestational diabetes. How soon after having the baby should I get my blood glucose rechecked?
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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Immeidately
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First, gestational diabetes may take a few weeks to improve, so follow fingerstick sugars immediately. Second, 10% of women will be diagnosed with diabetes and 20% have elevated sugars 6 weeks after delivery, and up to 70% of women develop diabetes within 10 years. Formal testing should be done about 6-12 weeks after delivery (hemoglobin A1c test, or oral tolerance test).

In brief: Immeidately
This answer has 2 parts.
First, gestational diabetes may take a few weeks to improve, so follow fingerstick sugars immediately. Second, 10% of women will be diagnosed with diabetes and 20% have elevated sugars 6 weeks after delivery, and up to 70% of women develop diabetes within 10 years. Formal testing should be done about 6-12 weeks after delivery (hemoglobin A1c test, or oral tolerance test).
Dr. Michael Carson
Dr. Michael Carson
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
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In brief: Sweet Future
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Agree with dr c about 6-12 weeks after delivery. Distant future? No rules yet: maybe fasting sugar and A1c every 3 years minimum. What you can do now: eat right (whole grains, lots of fruits & veggies, 1 serving only), get moving 30-60 minutes a day (play with your little one!). Staying a healthy size helps keep diabetes away & your future sweet.

In brief: Sweet Future
Great you're checking in now about what's next.
Agree with dr c about 6-12 weeks after delivery. Distant future? No rules yet: maybe fasting sugar and A1c every 3 years minimum. What you can do now: eat right (whole grains, lots of fruits & veggies, 1 serving only), get moving 30-60 minutes a day (play with your little one!). Staying a healthy size helps keep diabetes away & your future sweet.
Dr. Francine Yep
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