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Gestational Diabetes

I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes in my seventh month of pregnancy and was asked to monitor my glucose level. What glucose level do I have to maintain?

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I’m at 32 weeks pregnant and have gestational diabetes which I am controlling with diet. My obstetrician told me that I should avoid ketones, but I do have ketones from time to time even when my blood sugar is under control. I have several questions.

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I have diabetes type 1, diagnosed 1 year and 2 months ago at the age of 39. Is it possible that I had diabetes even from the first pregnancy when nothing was mentioned of diabetes and probably I was not tested at that time?

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My sister recently miscarried early in her pregnancy. She had high blood sugars during this period. Can high blood sugars effect a pregnancy to the point where the mom miscarries?

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The other day my husband informed me that the daughter of one of his clients had the same problem but never recovered after birth and had to use insulin from there on. Is this correct? What is the percentage of women who had gestational diabetes requiring insulin during pregnancy and had to continue with it?.

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I was recently diagnosed with gestational diabetes with my first child, and my doctor is telling me I have to check my ketones, but I’m having a big problem because I have to use a Foley catheter to drain my bladder. Is there any way to check the urine for ketones if the urine has been in the leg bag for an hour or more?

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If I had an elevated blood sugar at 37 weeks, will I be placed on a diet or have labor induced?

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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?

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I started on insulin in my 20th week and was up to about 100 units. Last week, I had to stop all insulin to avoid lows. The doctor thinks the placenta may be deteriorating. Is this common? Does it usually have a good outcome?

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I am a 34 year old woman, and gave birth to my first baby last year. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Is it not unusual to develop gestational diabetes in the first trimester?

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