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Gestational Diabetes

I can tell by home monitoring that the gestational diabetes is getting to be impossible to control with diet alone. Is the glucose tolerance test quantitative, or merely a yes/no indicator of the presence of gestational diabetes? How is insulin dosage to be determined? Can it be determined without another (torturous) GTT?

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I am 39 years old, 21 weeks, pregnant with my second child, and have gestational diabetes. My fasting has never been below 105 mg/dl [5.8 mmol/L] even though I follow my diet. I have lost seven and one-half pounds since getting pregnant. My obstetrician told me I must go on insulin and that I have a very good chance of developing diabetes after this baby comes. Should I be concerned with the weight loss?

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How long does my blood sugar need to stay high to stimulate insulin production in fetus? If the fetus already increased its insulin production due to my prior high blood sugar level, and my blood sugar returns to normal range and stays within normal range for the next few weeks, will it come back to normal?

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I am 28 weeks pregnant, have been on bed rest for three weeks, and I recently had a slightly abnormal GTT. Can bed rest for three weeks prior to a GTT affect the results?

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When I was pregnant with my now seven year old daughter, I had gestational diabetes. Is there a possibility that my gestational diabetes would affect her now?

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My wife was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and had been on diet and exercise only for 1 week, but levels over 100 for fasting made her dietitian ask for insulin shots at bedtime. Any wisdom to share?

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When I was pregnant with my daughter I had gestational diabetes, that was not caught by my glucose test. When my daughter was born, she had avery low glucose level. What is the chance of this happening in my next pregnancy? Is there a chance that my daughter will have diabetes when she is older?

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My sister is pregnant with her first child. She is 34 years old and has been told that she has gestational diabetes. What level should a six month pregnant woman maintain?

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My grandmother had gestational diabetes while pregnant with my aunt, my mother had it while pregnant with me, and both offspring developed type 1 diabetes. Has anyone done a study on whether mothers who had gestational diabetes are more prone to have a child who will develop type 1 diabetes?

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I am 28 years old, I have a history of PCOS, and I am currently 28 weeks into my pregnancy.My one-hour glucose test was 146 mg/dl [8.1 mmol/L], and I am going next week for a three-hour glucose tolerance test. What are these numbers about? Is there a good chance I could have gestational diabetes? What should my blood sugar be after I eat?

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