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Does gestational diabetes occur during pregnancy?
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Brittany Chan
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes.
Yes. Gestational diabetes is diagnosed during pregnancy (hence the word "gestational" in the name).
The diabetes usually resolves after delivery. However, women who have had gestational diabetes are at greater risk of developing Insulin resistance, diabetes, and heart disease when they are no longer pregnant.

In brief: Yes.
Yes. Gestational diabetes is diagnosed during pregnancy (hence the word "gestational" in the name).
The diabetes usually resolves after delivery. However, women who have had gestational diabetes are at greater risk of developing Insulin resistance, diabetes, and heart disease when they are no longer pregnant.
Brittany Chan
Brittany Chan
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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
Dr. Michael Rothman
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
In brief: YES, THAT'S WHY IT
Is called gestational.

In brief: YES, THAT'S WHY IT
Is called gestational.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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