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Gestational Diabetes

I am 29 years old, 32 weeks pregnant, and was diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 29 weeks. For the last two weeks, my fastings been registering above 90 mg/dl [5 mmol/L], but still below 100 mg/dl [5.5 mmol/L]. What are some different ways to try to keep fasting levels below 90 mg/dl [5 mmol/L]?

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I am 27 years old and pregnant with our first child. I am in my 29th week of pregnancy and was just diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I am also Rh-negative. Is there any correlation between being Rh-negative and developing gestational diabetes?

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I am 30 weeks pregnant and my doctor says that I have gestational diabetes, but I do not agree with the diagnosis. It seems to me if I do have gestational diabetes I am a very borderline case. and I do not see the need to be classified as high risk and subjected to constant blood tests and monitoring as well as a diet I consider to be restrictive and completely unnecessary.

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How gestational diabetes correlate to stillbirth? Would a planned Cesarean section reduce the risk of stillbirth in a baby born to a mother with gestational diabetes?

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I have gestational diabetes for the second time, and I am concerned because my fasting blood sugars are higher this pregnancies then they were last time. The diabetes life care folks say that if I can’t maintain fasting blood sugars below 95 mg/dl [5.3 mmol/L], they will put me on Insulin. My fear is that I will never be able to go off insulin.

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I have gestational diabetes and am currently battling asthmatic bronchitis. My blood glucose is quite a bit higher than it has been before I became ill. I’ve noticed these blood glucose spikes after every meal, and even a higher fasting blood glucose level. Any ideas why this would be so?

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I am currently 30 weeks pregnant and have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I was put on a special diet and now my blood sugars are back within the normal range. Could I have had diabetes early on and not known? With levels such as these, exactly how concerned should I be? I have not been able to sleep, and am worried that the stress may be doing even more harm!

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I am 28 years old. I was diagnosed yesterday with diabetes and I am 10 weeks pregnant. They want to start me on insulin immediately. Do I need to begin on insulin? Should I get a second opinion?

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I am involved in the care of many patients with gestational diabetes. I have seen statements about glycosuria being present if the blood glucose is over 180 mg/ dl (10 mmol/L). Is there any general rule about when glucose is spilled in pregnant women with normal kidney function?

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I am currently 28 weeks pregnant, and I used my husband’s glucose meter to check the other day because I wasn’t feeling well, and I think it was high. What are normal blood sugar levels should be for someone without gestational diabetes? When is the best time and way to check myself?

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