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Can I get diabetes for the first time while pregnant?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Gestational diabetes is a common condition affecting about 5% of pregnant women.
Patients are screened for this between 24-28 weeks by taking a glucose tolerance test. You drink a 50 g glucose drink followed by a blood test one hour later.

In brief: Yes

Gestational diabetes is a common condition affecting about 5% of pregnant women.
Patients are screened for this between 24-28 weeks by taking a glucose tolerance test. You drink a 50 g glucose drink followed by a blood test one hour later.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
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In brief: Diabetes

If you have family history of diabetes, you may get gestational diabetes, but not always.

In brief: Diabetes

If you have family history of diabetes, you may get gestational diabetes, but not always.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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