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How is gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosed?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: High blood sugar

Pregnancy can make a woman's body resistant to Insulin (similar to type 2 diabetes).
If she was not diabetic before being pregnant and meets one of several sets of criteria for diabetes after becoming pregnant, then she may have gestational diabetes. This gives her an increased risk of developing diabetes after delivering the baby. Usually found during routine glucose tolerance testing. Thanks!

In brief: High blood sugar

Pregnancy can make a woman's body resistant to Insulin (similar to type 2 diabetes).
If she was not diabetic before being pregnant and meets one of several sets of criteria for diabetes after becoming pregnant, then she may have gestational diabetes. This gives her an increased risk of developing diabetes after delivering the baby. Usually found during routine glucose tolerance testing. Thanks!
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Sandra Pinkham
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Various ways

Consult wikipedia for a full discussion.
A short screening test in the second trimester is common. With significant risk factors the diagnosis can be made much earlier.

In brief: Various ways

Consult wikipedia for a full discussion.
A short screening test in the second trimester is common. With significant risk factors the diagnosis can be made much earlier.
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
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