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Gestational Diabetes

What is the risk of getting gestational diabetes if you had insulin resistance as a child? Can I avoid this through continuing exercise while pregnant?

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I am 22 and 35 weeks pregnant. I had a glucose test 2 weeks ago which came back at 186�mg/dl but the glucose tolerance test came back normal. I was wondering if I should have a second GTT?

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I have been sent to a high risk specialist because my blood sugar was high. I have had five other pregnancies. Each time I was told I had gestational diabetes. What should I expect from the high-risk doctors?

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I forgot that my allergy shots have glycerin in them and I had my blood drawn for a glucose test (for gestational diabetes) about one and a half hours later. The result was 170 mg/dl [9.4 mmol/L]. Can three allergy shots, preserved with glycerin, throw off a glucose test?

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During my first three pregnancies, I controlled the diabetes with diet and exercise, but now I am taking insulin before dinner and before bed as my morning fasting numbers were uncontrollable this time by diet alone. My concern is that when I get my shot of insulin I feel strong contractions. Is there any correlation between insulin and premature labor or cervix dilation or strong contractions?

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I am 34 weeks pregnant and I just had my glucose test done at the end of 33 weeks. I do not know why my doctor waited so long to test me, but I have gestational diabetes. I am going to see a dietitian. What help is that going to be when I am already so far along? Hasn’t the damage already been done?

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My 32 year old pregnant daughter, who is due in 10 weeks, has just developed gestational diabetes. Her husband is saying it is all her fault. Is there any information on-line to ease her mind on the subject?

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I am now 18 weeks pregnant and had gestational diabetes with my first son two years ago. Out of curiosity, I checked my levels one hour after eating, and it was 120 mg/dl [6.7 mmol/L]. Do you think this is high?

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I am a 29 year old mother of two and had gestational diabetes during both pregnancies. My doctor scared me when he told me the risks of having another child. What would the risks of having another child be?

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I am 29 weeks pregnant with my fifth child, I had gestational diabetes during my last pregnancy, and while I feel fairly comfortable in the pre-natal care I am receiving, I am not totally confident in my diabetes management. I have several questions.

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