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From Rockport, Maine, USA:

A friend of mine is in her seventh month of pregnancy and has just been diagnosed with gestational diabetes. They are suggesting a diet to control her condition. Will this definitely stop once she gives birth? What harm may come to the fetus? Any pointers on snack foods? She is always hungry.


Most cases of gestational diabetes resolve after the pregnancy ends. Also, most of the time this type of diabetes is well controlled on diet alone. The main effect on the fetus is excessive weight gain, which can occur even with good glucose control. I would suggest that your friend maintain close contact with the dietitian if she is having problems with snack foods.


Original posting 10 Mar 1998
Posted to Gestational Diabetes


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