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Gestational Diabetes

I am 35 and 32 weeks pregnant with my second child. I have only needed to start taking insulin this week for this pregnancy. I was very concerned about the number of blood tests that were carried out on my first baby during her first 48 hours. What do you consider to be ‘necessary’ blood testing for a new born baby during the first 48 hours?

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I am 20 weeks pregnant and was diagnosed with gestational diabetes this week. I had it with my last pregnancy but it was easily managed by diet, I kept track of my own blood sugar levels at home. However, I am being seen by a different OB/GYN practice this time, and they are handling the whole thing very differently. I am supposed to come in weekly for blood testing, no tests at home.

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I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes early in my pregnancy. Does this mean I might have diabetes after giving birth? When should I consider something other than diet to control my blood sugars? Does going on insulin increase the chances of a C-section?

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I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes when I was 18 weeks pregnant, was put on insulin at 20 weeks, I am at 37 weeks, and my insulin dose requirement has begun to decrease. I count baby movements several times a day, and he moves a lot. Also, I have two non-stress tests every week and the results are very good. I have a few questions.

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At my 18 week appointment, I spilled glucose in my urine, but the midwife said not to worry. Should I try to convince her to test me now?

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At 28 weeks, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, but I’m confused about my blood sugars. Can you help me understand them? Also, do you know why I might be feeling so hungry? I didn’t experience this with my other pregnancies.

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I had gestational diabetes with my earlier pregnancies. This time, by 18 weeks, I needed as much insulin as I did at the end of my previous pregnancies. My doctor thinks something other than gestational diabetes may be going on. What do you think?

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I delivered a baby boy several days ago. He was delivered at 37 weeks as I had been diagnosed with both pregnancy-induced hypertension and gestational diabetes with multiple complications. Since birth, his blood sugars has been unstable ranging anywhere from 24 to 78.

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I had a one-hour glucose challenge at 26 weeks gestation, which was normal. However, I decided to check my urine at home, and find I am now spilling sugar frequently. Because my specimens at the office are normal, my doctor says I’m fine. I then decided to self-monitor some blood sugars to ease my mind, and I have had a couple of high readings. Do I have diabetes?

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I am 13 weeks pregnant, have gestational diabetes, and was recently switched from insulin to glyburide. It seems to be working better for me. but I would like to learn more about its use and safety during pregnancy. Are you familiar with this?

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