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Should I see a specialist for gestational diabetes, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

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Dr. David Bergman
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Gestational diabetes

Depends.
Some md's are capable of handling gdm. Others look for a perinatologist to manage these patients. Certainly a md who has a large volume of patients may be better equiped to handle this kind of patient. Perinatologists are specially trained for high risk issues and can co manage your gdm with your ob. Just ask your OB if he/she is comfortable doing this or find a local perinatologist.

In brief: Gestational diabetes

Depends.
Some md's are capable of handling gdm. Others look for a perinatologist to manage these patients. Certainly a md who has a large volume of patients may be better equiped to handle this kind of patient. Perinatologists are specially trained for high risk issues and can co manage your gdm with your ob. Just ask your OB if he/she is comfortable doing this or find a local perinatologist.
Dr. David Bergman
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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine

In brief: Gestational DM

This should be managed with your obstetrician, sometimes in conjunction with a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist.

In brief: Gestational DM

This should be managed with your obstetrician, sometimes in conjunction with a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist.
Dr. Harris Cohen
Dr. Harris Cohen
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