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How does a pregnant women cope with gestational diabetes?
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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Diligently
Gestational diabetes is caused by Insulin insensitivity during pregnancy, i.
e., Insulin doesn't work as well to control blood sugar. Usually diet-controlled, it can require oral medications or even insulin. Control is important for the baby's sake. These baby's can be very fat and difficult to deliver, have very low blood sugar at birth and have higher lifetime risks of obesity and diabetes.

In brief: Diligently
Gestational diabetes is caused by Insulin insensitivity during pregnancy, i.
e., Insulin doesn't work as well to control blood sugar. Usually diet-controlled, it can require oral medications or even insulin. Control is important for the baby's sake. These baby's can be very fat and difficult to deliver, have very low blood sugar at birth and have higher lifetime risks of obesity and diabetes.
Dr. Christopher Powers
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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Diet/Medications
Many women will control this by meeting with a nutrition specialist and eating a proper diet.
If this doesn't work, then there is extensive data regarding the use of medications such as Insulin to control the sugars. In this case, it is actually better for the baby's health when a mom takes a medication during pregnancy. Insulin does not cross the placenta.

In brief: Diet/Medications
Many women will control this by meeting with a nutrition specialist and eating a proper diet.
If this doesn't work, then there is extensive data regarding the use of medications such as Insulin to control the sugars. In this case, it is actually better for the baby's health when a mom takes a medication during pregnancy. Insulin does not cross the placenta.
Dr. Michael Carson
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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine
In brief: Eat well: Paleo diet
Contrary to popular belief, best way to improve gestational diabetes, cholesterol, and weight is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items).
Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb foods: eggs, fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. This can help avoid med

In brief: Eat well: Paleo diet
Contrary to popular belief, best way to improve gestational diabetes, cholesterol, and weight is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items).
Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb foods: eggs, fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. This can help avoid med
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
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