From Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA:
My wife is 32 and has 3 children, ages 12, 11, 1. She is 3 months pregnant and we just found out she has gestational diabetes. We had no problems with the other ones. What should we expect? We need some diet information.
If your wife's blood sugar is maintained on diet alone, then the course of the pregnancy should not be any different then usual. If insulin is required, then the care may be escalated to include some fetal testing in the latter third of the pregnancy and delivery no later than the due date.
Mothers with gestational diabetes often produce babies that are larger than average. Sometimes, these babies have problems with their own blood sugar control after delivery (they have a tendency to be low, not high). This is temporary, lasting only a few days.
There is probably a dietitian affiliated with your doctor's office. That would be the best source of diet information.
Original posting 15 Aug 1998
Posted to Gestational Diabetes
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:58
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2017. Comments and Feedback.