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Why do I need to get tested for diabetes in pregnancy?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
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In brief: Diabetes in pregnanc

If you have gestational diabetes, you should control your sugars really well during pregnancy otherwise the baby may be born big, develop diabetes later in life, more prone for respiratory distress syndrome etc.
For the mother, gain in weight, preeclampsia and eclampsia and high blood pressure may manifest.

In brief: Diabetes in pregnanc

If you have gestational diabetes, you should control your sugars really well during pregnancy otherwise the baby may be born big, develop diabetes later in life, more prone for respiratory distress syndrome etc.
For the mother, gain in weight, preeclampsia and eclampsia and high blood pressure may manifest.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Routine screening

Gestational diabetes is common, affecting 3-10% of pregnancies.
It is important to identify to ensure that blood sugar levels are monitored and controlled. High blood sugars cause complications like big babies (causing delivery problems), jaundice, and low blood sugar in babies. Controlling blood sugars helps to minimize these risks.

In brief: Routine screening

Gestational diabetes is common, affecting 3-10% of pregnancies.
It is important to identify to ensure that blood sugar levels are monitored and controlled. High blood sugars cause complications like big babies (causing delivery problems), jaundice, and low blood sugar in babies. Controlling blood sugars helps to minimize these risks.
Dr. Amy Herold
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