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How likely is getting gestational diabetes?

Depends. Some patients will get gestational diabetes with no apparent risk factors. Other patients who are overweight, have a family history of diabetes, or have had a history of carbohydrate intolerance in the past have a higher chance of getting gestational diabetes. Controlling blood sugar levels during pregnancy is critical both for the health of the baby and the mom. Read more...

I am puzzled about gestational diabetes test?

There are. Fixed definitions of blood sugars that make the diagnosis if you have it valuable, as appropriate therapy can reduce adverse outcomes to mom, fetus, and infant when born. Read more...

Which type of diet is for gestational diabetes?

Nutritionist. Most of the obstetricians I have worked with referred women with gestational diabetes to a class on the subject or to work with a nutritionist. I think this is quiet important. Frankly, it would be difficulty to teach the concepts of eating with diabetes in 400 words or less. Read more...
Paleo diet/low carb. Completely high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb foods: eggs, fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. This helps avoid meds. Read more on: https://www.kaushikmd.com/get-started/ https://www.kaushikmd.com/category/recipe/ Read more...

When did gestational diabetes become discovered?

Depends. Doctors in the early 1960s began recognizing that wom en with glucose levels in the upper ranges were more prone to problems and later to diabetes. It was not until a congress in about 1990 that glucose testing became standard and gestational diabetes really understood and nationally recognized and treated. I know my last child was born in 1980 and i was never tested! Read more...

What causes gestational diabetes and how can I avoid it?

Insulin resistance. If you have a family history of diabetes, you are already predisposed to having Insulin resistance. As you gain weight with pregnancy and the hormonal changes take place, you increase Insulin exposure and become more Insulin resistant till you can no longer keep up with demands and start spilling sugar (as they say). Avoid by eating no sugar, minimal carbs, keep pregnancy weight gain to <25 if ove. Read more...
Excess weight, age. Older and heavier women have a high risk for developing diabetes mellitus during pregnancy - especially if they have positive family history, hispanic origin, or a previous large baby. You can avoid it by sticking to a healthy diet and maintain some physical activity throughout your pregnancy - and by not postponing your childbearing untl your late thirties or even forties. Read more...