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When is insulin needed for gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Few scenarios

1) when blood sugar needs to be urgently brought down to normal (maybe because you are feeling very sick from the dm).
2) when your overall diabetes control is so poor that it will take a long time for a pill to bring down your blood sugar. 3) when the baby is already growing faster than expected and time is the essense...

In brief: Few scenarios

1) when blood sugar needs to be urgently brought down to normal (maybe because you are feeling very sick from the dm).
2) when your overall diabetes control is so poor that it will take a long time for a pill to bring down your blood sugar. 3) when the baby is already growing faster than expected and time is the essense...
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not diet controlled

If blood sugars remain high despite diet, Insulin is often used.
Obs sometimes prescribe pills, but most will recommend Insulin because it had been used the longest and has been safe.

In brief: Not diet controlled

If blood sugars remain high despite diet, Insulin is often used.
Obs sometimes prescribe pills, but most will recommend Insulin because it had been used the longest and has been safe.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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