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August 22, 2001

Gestational Diabetes

Question from Kansas City, Missouri, USA:

A week ago, I found out I am pregnant, and I had gestational diabetes during my last pregnancy. Since then I have exercised every day and have lost weight. If I continue to exercise and eat right, will I get gestational diabetes with this pregnancy? Do you have some type of food plan you might suggest?

Answer:

Your weight loss and exercise may have reduced your risk of developing gestational diabetes. You will be screened at 24-28 weeks of pregnancy. However, in the meantime you may want to resume the diet you used during your last pregnancy.

OWJ