Whatt are longterm consequences of having gestational diabetes?

Develop type 2 DM. Gestational dm usually goes away after pregnancy but you are at risk for developing diabetes again in subsequent pregnancies. The risk is as high as 66%. People with gestational dm are also more likely to develop permanent type 2 diabetes. Data from the nih estimate this risk to be 7 times more than women who did not get gestational dm. The good news is with diet/exercise, you can lower this risk.
Full blown diabetes. Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. A no sugar, low carb diet will reduce your chances.

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How bad a 3 hour gestational diabetes result is having 1 high score?

Not bad. You have to have at least 2 abnormal values on a 3 hour glucose tolerance test in order to be diagnosed with gestational diabetes. However, having one abnormal value still puts you at some risk for having an abnormally large baby. It probably makes sense to limit simple carbohydrates (sugar, white flour, white rice) in your diet for the remainder of your pregnancy. Read more...
Normal. By definition, it's normal. However, most obs will reassess your risk factors and determine if repeat testing, diet modification, or finger-stick testing is helpful. Some patients develop gestational diabetes later in their pregnancy and this factors into your doc's decision process. Follow a reasonable diet & exercise program to help deter gdm or ask your OB the best course of action. Good luck. Read more...

My random blood sugar result came 12.2g/DL is it too high am I suffering from gestational diabetes? How can I control it?

Get units right. Blood glucose is measured in mg/Dl, with a 'normal' fasting range somewhere between 60 and 110 mg/Dl in the fasting state, or early in the morning when you first wake up. 12.2 mg/Dl would be a very LOW blood sugar level, but 12.2g/Dl would be incredibly high, not compatible with normal health. If you cannot control your blood sugar you need to get a test done, maybe get medication to control it. Read more...

75 g ogtt results for gestational diabetes at 26 weeks 1st hour: < 7.43 2nd hour: < 7.95 3rd hour: < 9.05 What does the result mean?

Missing units. The results you list do not have the units of measurements attached so it is not possible to interpret this as in the US diabetes test results are not listed this way. Contact your Obgyn and ask if you passed the test or not. Read more...

What is gestational diabetes?

Temporary Diabetes. Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away. Having gestational diabetes does not mean that a woman will go one to develop diabetes in the absence of pregnancy but it is a risk factor. Read more...
Diabetes... That occurs during pregnancy obstetricians standard care looks for patients who develop it puts both mother and fetus at risk for adverse outcomes. Read more...

What causes Gestational diabetes?

Insulin Resistance. Gestational Diabetes is the development of glucose "intolerance" after the diagnosis of pregnancy has been made. During pregnancy, at least 6 factors are produced by the pregnancy that interfere with the body's ability to manage blood sugar by blocking the action of insulin. Age, weight, previous history,, and family history are among the risk factors. Diet,and/or medication (oral or insulin) Read more...

Is gestational diabetes a disease?

Yes. Gestational diabetes is when during pregnancy, a woman is unable to produce enough Insulin to regulate her body's blood sugar. Gestational diabetes should be managed carefully to reduce health risks to the woman and her fetus. Also, there is higher risk of developing diabetes in the future. Read more...
Yes -caused by carbs. Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. You must improve your diet or you will end up with dm. Read more...