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Gestational Diabetes

I know of a west African woman who has gestational diabetes. Is there a relationship between a certain diet consumed during pregnancy and the development of gestational diabetes?

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My doctor mentioned that gestational diabetes increases the risk of a still-born baby, hence the need to do non-stress tests starting at 36 weeks. Why is the risk higher?

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I have gestational diabetes, and it looks like diet and exercise can no longer keep my blood glucose in the optimal range for my baby’s health and mine. Are there any insulins that are pregnancy category B or A?

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While pregnant with twins, I was hospitalized with pre-term labor. At 33 weeks, labor proceeded. Shortly thereafter, the doctor said I probably had gestational diabetes. Should he have stopped the labor to control the diabetes? Could the diabetes be responsible for the twins’ low blood sugars at birth and the subsequent health issues of one of them? What are the short and long term effects of this hypoglycemia?

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I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes after the death of a close friend. Could the related stress have triggered the diabetes?

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At week 28 of my pregnancy, I had a glucose tolerance test and was 186 mg/dl [10.3 mmol/L] after one hour. Do I really have gestational diabetes or was it a false reading because of the cold I had?

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I just had the diabetes tests, and when I called to see if I had passed, I was told no, but not to worry. What worried me the most was that she said the cutoff is 130 mg/dl [7.2 mmol/L], and my level was 192 mg/dl [10.7 mmol/L]. My grandpa also had diabetes. What are the chances I have diabetes?

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My daughter, who has insulin resistance, had an elevated blood sugar at 19 weeks of her pregnancy. Could she have gestational diabetes? Is there a chance her baby will be stillborn?

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