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Gestational Diabetes

I have gestational diabetes and would appreciate answers to several questions.

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I am 32 weeks pregnant and recently diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Since I have a family history of diabetes, is it possible that this condition will persist after delivery? Can my baby inherit this condition? Can he/she develop diabetes as a child?

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I just had my three-hour glucose test, and my fasting and one-hour levels were normal, but my two-hour and three-hour tests actually went up. What causes the values to actually rise?

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My doctor is not saying I have gestational diabetes, but she wants to keep an eye on me. I have been keeping track, and my fasting is usually 95-102 mg/dl [5.3-5.7 mmol/L], and my one-hour can go up to 170 mg/dl [9.4 mmol/L], but it is back down to around 120 mg/dl [6.7 mmol/L] at two hours. Do you think I have gestational diabetes?

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This is my first pregnancy. My one-hour glucose tolerance test showed a level of 158 mg/ dl [.8 mm/l] My doctor says that 134 mg/dl [7.4 mmol/L] is their “normal cut-off range”, and they are insisting that I submit to the three-hour screen. Aren’t there better, non fasting ways to test more accurately how my body metabolizes sugar?

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I was diagnosed at 28 weeks with gestational diabetes. For a week, I tried to control it with diet, but after my weekly visit I was told to go on insulin. I am totally freaked out about the whole situation. Any suggestions?

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I have heard that the World Health Organization is recommending that doctors in the US switch from doing a two-step diagnostic series for gestational diabetes to a one-step test. Would the one-step test be done at 24-28 weeks’ gestation? What would the normal values be?

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I am 32 years old, I have mild PCOS, and I am 28 weeks pregnant with twins. Since my one-hour blood glucose was 149 mg/dl [8.3 mmol/L], my obstetrician wants me to do a three hour glucose tolerance test, but I don’t want to.

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I am 31 years old, I am in my 27th week of pregnancy., and I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes last week. I started a new diet plan, and I can control my blood glucose during the day well except for one-hour after breakfast when my blood sugar is usually 145-155 mg/dl [8.1-8.6 mmol/L]. I also found small amount ketones in my urine in the morning.

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My doctor suddenly decided to put me on a strict diet at 28 weeks into my pregnancy because my one-hour glucose test was high but the three-hour test was normal. Am I at a higher risk for type 2 diabetes after pregnancy? How will this affect the baby?

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