Can you have anemia and gestational diabetes at the same time?

Yes. Anemia is most commonly caused by low iron levels, but that must be confirmed by your doctor with bloodwork since there are many causes. Gestational diabetes means your blood sugar goes too high. Different issues.

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I'm 35 weeks pregnant am high risk I have gestational diabetes I was just diagnosed with anemia and several times and then it stops f what should I do?

Many issues. Your obstetrician will look after you well. Check your blood sugar on alternate mornings and evenings and if the levels are high let your doctor know ASAP. Your doctor also has to keep close watch on your possible anemia. Read more...

I have gestational diabetes and my blood sugar levels that I check 4 times a day are at lower edge (around 90), even if I eat many carbs. Wht it means?

Controlled Diabetes. It means that your gestational Diabetes is "under control". Read more...
90 is great! Normal glucose range for someone without diabetes is 60-100, so no dangers whatsoever from a sugar of 90. Target range for a young person with diabetes is 80-120, and a little lower, maybe 70-110, during pregnancy.. Sounds like you're doing great! Read more...

Why does the same food give very different results for gestational diabetes?

You're trying. To make it too simple. Even though you think you eat exactly the same from one time to the next, there are millions of other factors changing in your body every second which can effect your glucose. It's much, much more complicated than you think. Discuss w/your diabetes team members. Read more...

My sister says she has gestational diabetes. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Maybe. Maybe so. Having gestational diabetes means that your sister is at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes as she gets older. A family history of diabetes also increases your risk of gestational diabetes. On the other hand, if your sister is obese and you are not, or if she eats a lot of simple carbohydrates (sugar, white flour), and you don't, your risk should be less than hers. Read more...

What causes gestational diabetes? I'm 20 weeks pregnant and eat healthy, but do enjoy a "splurge" from time to time.

Gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is lack of sufficient Insulin to control blood sugars during pregnancy. "splurging" does not cause it. Read more...
Bad diet . Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. 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 stop splurging! or you will end up with dm. Read more...

Can exercise help gestational diabetes?

Yes. Exercise can help stabilize blood sugar and decrease Insulin resistance in anyone. Given the pregnancy, however, it is wise to discuss with your obstetrician exactly what is safe to do. The likely answer is that you can do whatever you want. A woman in the news recently gave birth immediately after she finished running a marathon! talk to the ob/gyn who knows you personally. Read more...
Yes. Activity such as walking, or moderate exercise after meals can help lower sugars a bit, but women still need to follow the diet, check sugars, and possibly take meds. Don't think that "more exercise" (such as a marathon) is a substitute for the diet/medication treatment. While it was done, and we don't know exactly how much exercise is "safe", i'm not confident that a marathon is the best idea. Read more...