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Gestational Diabetes

I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during my pregnancy. My son is now eight years old. We have a very hard time controlling his weight. Has any relationship between gestational diabetes and obesity or glucose intolerance been found?

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I am 16 weeks pregnant and had a positive urine glucose test. The doctor didn’t say much, but I am worried. I piling on weight, and I have been extremely tired. My doctor won’t do anything unless she sees two or three more positive tests. However, I am concerned that, if I have gestational diabetes, the baby will be harmed by then. Am I worrying for nothing or should I be concerned?

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My 31 year old husband has type 1 diabetes and a thyroid disorder, his mother and his sister have thyroid disorders, and my 23 year old sister was recently diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. We are planning to start a family, and I have been told the risk of his passing diabetes on to a child is roughly 6%, but does the risk of our children developing the other diseases increase?

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My obstetrician thinks that I have gestational diabetes or am at least borderline, but I’m not sure that I agree. Do you think these numbers are indicative of gestational diabetes?

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I’m 29 weeks pregnant and found out I have borderline gestational diabetes. I detect trace of ketones in my urine sometimes. Will my baby be harmed by the presence of these ketones?

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In June 2003 my wife became pregnant. Immediately, she had an elevated blood glucose reading, which led to the use of metformin. Since then, she has stopped using metformin and has no elevated blood glucoses. We plan to conceive again. Would the sugar levels again rise? Should she be put on insulin injections before conceiving?

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I am an athlete. How could I have gestational diabetes? Am I at risk for type 2? Can a past eating disorder lead to gestational diabetes?

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My doctor wants me to get diabetes counseling, watch my diet and monitor my blood sugars after reviewing my GTT results. Based on my research, I do not have gestational diabetes. Why am I considered “borderline?”

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Why do you need a high carbohydrate before a GTT? Doesn’t this mean you are destined to fail?

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Prior to conceiving, I was urinating frequently. Now, at 29 weeks, I have gestational diabetes. Could I have had diabetes before my pregnancy?

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