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Gestational Diabetes

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 27 years old and am now pregnant with my third child. I was 16 weeks when the doctor discovered that I have gestational diabetes. Today my doctor informed me that if I tryed to go natural, that I would have to face the possibilty of my uterus rupturing.

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I am 31 weeks pregnant, have gestational diabetes, and am on insulin with my sugars under control. Despite eating six times per day, and even trying a middle-of-the-night snack, I continue to have ketones in my urine. I’ve read that constant ketones can be very dangerous to baby. Does anyone have management suggestions and/or data on this?

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I am 32 years old, almost 28 weeks pregnant, and was just diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I am hoping diet and monitoring alone will rectify the problem without the need for insulin, and I have several questions.

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