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Can I die from gestational diabetes if I ignore it?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Harm you & baby

If left untreated, it can at the very least cause the baby to grow so much that your risk during delivery, and the risk to the baby increase tremendously.
Your sugar can go so high up that you become dehydrated, develop severe acidity of the blood, and maybe go into a coma.

In brief: Harm you & baby

If left untreated, it can at the very least cause the baby to grow so much that your risk during delivery, and the risk to the baby increase tremendously.
Your sugar can go so high up that you become dehydrated, develop severe acidity of the blood, and maybe go into a coma.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Gestational diabetes is not a fatal disease.
It is cured usually by delivery of the infant. Gestational diabetes does cause large babies though. That increases the chances of a difficult vaginal delivery or a cesarean section.

In brief: No

Gestational diabetes is not a fatal disease.
It is cured usually by delivery of the infant. Gestational diabetes does cause large babies though. That increases the chances of a difficult vaginal delivery or a cesarean section.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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