If I have gdm, will my baby be diabetic in his life?

Probably not. You can lower your baby's risk by carefully controlling your blood sugars while you are pregnant and by breastfeeding. Breastfeeding also lowers your risk of type 2 diabetes later in life.
Isn't to begin with. GDM just means your glucose control is impaired.You are not making enough insulin to keep it in line. Your fetus/newborn makes it's own insulin. It may actually have low blood sugar after birth because you sent so much glucose across the placenta. It has a fractional lifetime risk of ever becoming diabetic.It is not born diabetic.
Not necessarily. Gdm is diabetes brought on by pregnancy and does not mean your baby will have diabetes.

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What percent of mothers with gestational diabetes deliver their babies prematurely?

Depends On Control. There is no single digit answer you can apply to an individual patient. One brazillian study in 2011 found that 14% of 400 women delivered prematurely, but the rate really depends on how well the mother controls her disease, other issues like preeclampsia, and the reason for delivery (poor control can cause other problems for the mom/baby that could require a cesarean section before 38 weeks). Read more...

What level of blood sugar during gestational diabetes causes you to have big babies?

Pattern not number. Baby begins to make their own Insulin during mid pregnancy & any moment that moms levels are high will push glucose across the placenta, forcing baby to store the excess as fat.Any maternal levels above normal can lead to enlarged organs, defects, large baby & the need for IV fluid treatment after birth . The better mom's control, the less problems for baby, the worse control, the bigger the pbs. Read more...

Anyone know what is a high level of blood sugar during gestational diabetes to have big babies?

See below. Abnormal values with pregnancy GTT are: fasting 95 mg/dl or higher 1 hour 180 mg/dl or higher 2 hours 155 mg/dl or higher 3 hours 140 mg/dl or higher the higher you are, the more risk to develop fetal abnormalities. Check w/your doctor! Read more...
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Does gestational diabetes cause undescended testicle in babies at birth or later on?

Unlikely. Undescended testicle results when the testis that is formed in the fetus next to the kidney, fails to complete its migration during pregnancy.It passively moves to the lower abdomen over time pulling it's blood supply with it & passes through the groin & enters the sac in the early to mid 3rd trimester.This defect can occur in any pregnancy & is not listed as more common with gdm. Read more...

32+2 wks pregnant with twins, PE, on blood thinner & gestational diabetes, scan babies growth 10th percentile is it concerning? Planed c sec at 36 wks

High risk pregnancy. I hope everything goes well with you and your babies, please stay close to the hospital and keep a close follow-up with your doctors, you will all be fine, best wishes. Read more...

I had gestational diabetes while I was and had to take insulin. Now my baby is 6weeks old and the diabetes is gone. I'm just wondering if there is higher riskfor my baby to be diabetic later on in life?

Not directly. The diabetes of pregnancy is closest to the Insulin resistant or type 2 diabetes which is something all of us can get under some circumstances. You are at risk for a return of type 2 later & things like an active lifestyle & maintaining a healthy weight tend to reduce your risk. I wouldn't be concerned about childhood diabetes which is a very different process. Read more...
Possibly for type2 . Babies born to mothers who have had gestational diabetes are at increased risk of being overweight this putting them more at risk for type two diabeties not type one. Read more...
Yes. Infants of mothers with gestational diabetes may be at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life. Intrauterine environment of high blood sugars causes high Insulin levels in developing fetus. These children have been found to have higher rates of obesity and metabolic syndrome compared to kids whose mothers did not have gdm, irrespective of birthweight or how severe maternal gdm. Read more...

Have you had gestational diabetes and went on to have a healthy baby?

Every day. Anyone with type 2 diabetes is at somewhat higher risk with a pregnancy for both difficulty in maintaining control & some risks for the baby. With close monitoring by your health care team you should be able to have a healthy baby.With poor control, the babies are more at risk for needing time on IV glucose after delivery but i seldom see more worrisome complications. Read more...

Can gestational diabetes cause my child to have diabetes?

No. Your pregnancy associated diabetes can cause transient problems with your newborn but has no influence on their risk of childhood diabetes newborns may have low blood sugar in the hours right after birth.The baby may need IV sugar untill their own system figures it out . This is caused by baby making extra Insulin to handle what your body sends across. Good pregnancy control limits babies problems. Read more...
Yes. There have been some association that maternal gestational diabetes will increase the risk of developing diabetes later in life because the genetics and also the diabetic enviroment in which the baby developed. Read more...
Yes. There is a lot of evidence to suggest that a baby exposed to high blood sugars in utero is at higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes in later childhood-adulthood. It's important for such children to have healthy lifestyles because becoming overweight or obese increases their risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Read more...