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Gestational Diabetes

  1. I had gestational diabetes and required a lot of insulin. My adolescent son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, then depression, then ADD. Are my son's issues related to my gestational diabetes? (10 Apr 2012)
  2. I had a two hour test for gestational diabetes. At one hour, my reading was 9.9 mmol/L [178 mg/dl]. Do I have gestational diabetes or not? (24 Mar 2011)
  3. How long does it take for your body to stabilize after being diagnosed with gestational diabetes? What should your blood sugars be? (9 Jun 2009)
  4. At 31 weeks pregnant, my family doctor had me do a fasting test. The technician said my blood sugar was 5.6 mmol/L [151 mg/dl]. Should I be worried? (28 Oct 2008)
  5. What are the present and future ramifications of refusing insulin with gestational diabetes? (20 Oct 2008)
  6. My wife is pregnant. Her doctor has recommended she start taking insulin for the remainder of her pregnancy. Is this safe for the baby? (15 Jul 2008)
  7. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 14 weeks. Could the diabetes have affected my baby in the earlier weeks? After gaining weight, I lost two pounds. Is this safe? (10 Jul 2008)
  8. What is the risk of getting gestational diabetes if you had insulin resistance as a child? Can I avoid this through continuing exercise while pregnant? (13 Apr 2008)
  9. I was diagnosed with diabetes in my first trimester, so it may have been a preexisting condition. If I control my diabetes by diet, will I need to be induced at 38 weeks? (6 Nov 2007)
  10. One of my glucose test readings, taken at 28 weeks, was just below normal. Shouldn't I have been told I was borderline for gestational diabetes? (22 Oct 2007)
  11. At 21 weeks, my blood sugars were normal during my three hour test, but they want me to take it again at 28 weeks because I failed my initial one hour test. Why? (28 Sep 2007)
  12. Diagnosed with gestational diabetes, my post meal blood sugars are fine, but my fasting blood sugars are slightly elevated. What does this mean? (24 Sep 2007)
  13. Can fasting cause you to fail the one hour glucose test? I was 158 mg/dl [8.8 mmol/L] after fruit and a piece of cake. Is that high? (14 Jun 2007)
  14. At six weeks of my pregnancy, my fastings are from 135 mg/dl [7.5 mmol/L] to 145 mg/dl [8.1 mmol/L].Could I have gestational diabetes this early? (9 May 2007)
  15. I am taking insulin for gestational diabetes. I eat three meals a day and snacks, but have urine ketones. Will they harm my unborn baby? (3 Apr 2007)
  16. At 28 weeks, I had a blood sugar test when I was getting over a stomach virus. Are the results still accurate? Should I go ahead with the next screening? (23 Mar 2007)
  17. At 28 weeks, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, but I'm confused about my blood sugars. Can you help me understand them? (16 Feb 2007)
  18. I was diagnoed with gestational diabetes and put on insulin. My obstetrician thinks I may have had diabetes BEFORE I was pregnant. Is this possible? (30 Jan 2007)
  19. My obstetrician has a low cut-off for gestational diabetes and wants me to have more tests. Why is he using such low values? (7 Jan 2007)
  20. Is it normal for insulin resistance to increase during pregnancy without necessarily leading to gestational diabetes? (2 Nov 2006)

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