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Can gestational diabetes affect the placenta?

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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine

In brief: Gestational diabetes

If diabetes is not adequately controlled it may cause placental insufficiency.

In brief: Gestational diabetes

If diabetes is not adequately controlled it may cause placental insufficiency.
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Gestational diabetes is actually caused by the placenta.
A hormone called hpl (human placental lactogen) gets released and causes insulin. While the placenta is the underlying cause, gestational diabetes causes changes in the placenta making it function differently. Most doctors will recommend delivery before the due date with gestational diabetes because of this altered placental function.

In brief: Yes

Gestational diabetes is actually caused by the placenta.
A hormone called hpl (human placental lactogen) gets released and causes insulin. While the placenta is the underlying cause, gestational diabetes causes changes in the placenta making it function differently. Most doctors will recommend delivery before the due date with gestational diabetes because of this altered placental function.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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