From Canberra, Australia:
My 30 year old friend had gestational diabetes requiring insulin. When she returned to the endocrinologist for her six-week check-up, her levels were very high and she has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Is it likely that she had diabetes prior to becoming pregnant which she was unaware of?
It is possible that your friend had diabetes prior to pregnancy or still has some degree of insulin resistance that is taking longer to resolve. Sometimes the diagnosis of diabetes is not made until a woman has a screening test during pregnancy. The symptoms made not have been very dramatic prior to the pregnancy.
Original posting 1 Jan 2001
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:18
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