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Question:

From New York, New York, USA:

I'm about 35 weeks pregnant. I was told that it's about time the insulin resistance reached a plateau, and I will be more stable from now on. Is this true? When does insulin resistance peak off?

Answer:

Insulin resistance persists throughout the pregnancy. I have seen insulin requirements stop increasing in some patients, and, in others, the insulin need still rises. Glucose management does appear to be more stable towards the end of pregnancy.

OWJ

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Original posting 7 Mar 2001
Posted to Family Planning

  
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