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What's the role of insulin in pregnancy?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Same as when not

Insulin acts like a cab, transporting glucose from the blood into the cell.
Pregnancy can reveal mother's emerging problem keeping her glucose levels in the normal range, causing them to drift up. The fetus makes its own insulin & must put away any excess. Mothers high glucose can cause organ overgrowth in baby & increase risk of birth defects. Mother may need a supplement to decrease babies risks

In brief: Same as when not

Insulin acts like a cab, transporting glucose from the blood into the cell.
Pregnancy can reveal mother's emerging problem keeping her glucose levels in the normal range, causing them to drift up. The fetus makes its own insulin & must put away any excess. Mothers high glucose can cause organ overgrowth in baby & increase risk of birth defects. Mother may need a supplement to decrease babies risks
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Dr. Juan Richiusa
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Glucose control

During pregnancy mothers have a physiologic adjustment and become Insulin resistant.
This is for fetal exchange of nutrients.

In brief: Glucose control

During pregnancy mothers have a physiologic adjustment and become Insulin resistant.
This is for fetal exchange of nutrients.
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