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Gestational Diabetes

My 32 year old sister is currently pregnant, has been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, and was put on insulin. Is there anything I can do to prevent developing gestational diabetes myself? I am not pregnant, but I am interested in preventative measures.

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I am 36 1/2 weeks pregnant, and, at my latest prenatal care visit, my care provider was concerned because there was sugar in my urine, which happens on and off. At 27 weeks gestation, my diabetes screening was okay. Should I be concerned that I am insulin resistant or having other sugar problems?

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I am 17 weeks pregnant, and my doctor said I had a reading of plus 3 in during my urine test. She said it might have been something I ate that day, but I’m scared it might be gestational diabetes. Is a reading of plus 3 usually an indication that gestational diabetes is forthcoming?

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During my first pregnancy, I had gestational diabetes, was put on insulin ( NPH with Regular at breakfast, Regular at dinner, and NPH before bed), and my blood sugar was under excellent control. However, I was on an extremely rigid schedule. Now I am pregnant again and have a toddler with type 1 diabetes, so it would be difficult. Are there any other insulins that are safe during pregnancy?

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My sister who is 28 weeks pregnant with her first child, was diagnosed with gestational diabetes yesterday, and the dietitian she met with told her that she could have 230 grams of carb per day which seems awfully high to me. (I have been on the Atkins diet for quite awhile, and that’s over four times my daily intake). I just want to make sure she is getting good advice.

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! am 24 weeks into my fifth pregnancy, and I have gestational diabetes. My fasting numbers are a bit high, but my after meals numbers are normal, and my doctor wants to put me on insulin. Do I still need insulin just because of the high fasting numbers even though my A1c shows that my overall average levels are normal?

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At 24 weeks, my blood sugar was normal. Recently, at 33 weeks, it was 150 mg/dl [8.3 mmol/L]. Is it normal for insulin resistance to increase during pregnancy without necessarily leading to gestational diabetes?

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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?

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At 26 weeks, I had an elevated blood sugar at the two hour check. Do I need to watch what I eat? Recently, I have had some elevated blood sugars. What does this mean to my baby?

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I had gestational diabetes with my last 2 pregnancies. When I assessed my risk of developing Type 2 diabetes on the ADA website, the fact that I had a baby over 9 pounds raised my risk. How does having a large baby increase your risk of diabetes later in life?

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