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What are the concerns with having gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Walter Kobasa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Concern of gestation

The major concern if left untreated can be a large baby.
Sometimes diet is enough to reolve the increased blood suga, though sometime oral medications or even insul if this happens the baby might be too big to deliver vaginally. You would probably require antenatal testing and ultrasounds later in your pregancy to make sure the baby is doing ok. Also ther is a slightly higher risk that you cou.

In brief: Concern of gestation

The major concern if left untreated can be a large baby.
Sometimes diet is enough to reolve the increased blood suga, though sometime oral medications or even insul if this happens the baby might be too big to deliver vaginally. You would probably require antenatal testing and ultrasounds later in your pregancy to make sure the baby is doing ok. Also ther is a slightly higher risk that you cou.
Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Multiple

Women with gestational diabetes mellitus (gdm) are at increased risk for a number of pregnancy complications including pre-eclampsia, premature labor, shoulder dystocia, polyhydramnios, intrauterine growth restriction, excessive fetal growth, congenital fetal malformation, and intrauterine fetal death.
Many of these risks are minimized with good control of the blood sugars into the normal range.

In brief: Multiple

Women with gestational diabetes mellitus (gdm) are at increased risk for a number of pregnancy complications including pre-eclampsia, premature labor, shoulder dystocia, polyhydramnios, intrauterine growth restriction, excessive fetal growth, congenital fetal malformation, and intrauterine fetal death.
Many of these risks are minimized with good control of the blood sugars into the normal range.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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