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Gestational Diabetes

I am now expecting my fourth child, have a previous history of GDM, and during my third pregnancy, I developed preeclampsia along with gestational diabetes (GDM). Does this extremely early onset of GDM in the fourth pregnancy mean that I am likely to end up with severe preeclampsia again? Is there any thing I can do to ward off preeclampsia again?

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I am 29 and 17.5 weeks pregnant and a have a history of gestational diabetes. I failed the one-hour test, but was surprised by the 39 mg/dl [2.2 mmol/L] on the three-hour test. Is this something to be concerned about?

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I am 37 years old, was diagnosed with gestational diabetes when I was 18 weeks pregnant, and, at that time, my fasting glucose was 120 mg/dl [6.7 mmol/L]with an A1c of 5.5%. The doctor gave me two weeks to control it with diet and exercise, but I could not, so she put me on insulin at 20 weeks. I have several questions.

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When my child was stillborn a year ago, I was told it was due to gestational diabetes. I am pregnant again. Is my “fuzzy tongue” a sign I have gestational diabetes?

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At 33 weeks gestation, I have moderate to large ketones in my urine and fat in my stool. How do I change this without messing up my sugar levels?

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How likely is it that the gestational diabetes will return as my pregnancy progresses? If so, how likely is it that insulin will be necessary again? Is the helpfulness of whole grain foods typical? How likely is it that I will get type 2 diabetes?

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At 17 weeks of my pregnancy, my glucose test result was on the high side of normal. I’m gaining a lot of weight and concerned because my son was 10 pounds at birth. What do you think?

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My cousin’s doctor wants to test her twice for gestational diabetes since she already has a daughter with diabetes. Is she at higher risk?

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At 21 weeks, my blood sugars were normal during my three hour glucose tolerance test, but they want me to take it again at 28 weeks because I failed my initial one hour test. Why do I need the second test?

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How long does it take for your body to stabilize after being diagnosed with gestational diabetes? What should your blood sugars be?

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