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Can you get gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine
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In brief: That is it

Gestational diabetes is the development of diabetes during pregnancy.

In brief: That is it

Gestational diabetes is the development of diabetes during pregnancy.
Dr. Ron Jones
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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Gestational diabetes is the name for any diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy, even if it was present before.
70% women will develop diabetes within 10 years, so it's very important to repeat a glucose tolerance test or get an hba1c test about 6-12 after delivery, and please follow up with your medical doctor each year. If diabetes is detected, meds/exercise can delay complications for some.

In brief: Yes

Gestational diabetes is the name for any diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy, even if it was present before.
70% women will develop diabetes within 10 years, so it's very important to repeat a glucose tolerance test or get an hba1c test about 6-12 after delivery, and please follow up with your medical doctor each year. If diabetes is detected, meds/exercise can delay complications for some.
Dr. Michael Carson
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Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: sugar in pregnancy

Yes, you can develop diabetes in pregnancy.
This is the meaning of gestational diabetes. As a result, it is standard practice to screen all pregnant women for this between 24-28 weeks. If diabetes was present before pregnancy, it is not considered gestational diabetes and is classified differently

In brief: sugar in pregnancy

Yes, you can develop diabetes in pregnancy.
This is the meaning of gestational diabetes. As a result, it is standard practice to screen all pregnant women for this between 24-28 weeks. If diabetes was present before pregnancy, it is not considered gestational diabetes and is classified differently
Dr. Barbara Simmons
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: By Definition

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. You must improve your diet or you will end up with dm.

In brief: By Definition

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. You must improve your diet or you will end up with dm.
Dr. Michael Rothman
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