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Gestational Diabetes from 2001

  1. I have gestational diabetes and my daytime blood sugars great, but my fasting blood sugar levels are consistently around 95 mg/dl [5.3 mmol/L]. I need some advice. (21 Dec 2001)
  2. If I have gestational diabetes, does it mean my baby could have type 1 diabetes from childhood? (20 Dec 2001)
  3. We know the possible outcomes, but are there any existing statistics regarding survival rates of infants of mothers with GDM who take insulin that may help ease my wife's mind? (14 Dec 2001)
  4. Would diabetes of any kind attribute to the premature birth of my baby? (6 Dec 2001)
  5. Could untreated gestational diabetes cause fetal demise? (5 Dec 2001)
  6. Is it possible to not have sugar in your urine and still have gestational diabetes? (5 Dec 2001)
  7. Are these symptoms of gestational diabetes? Should I ask for an early test? (15 Nov 2001)
  8. I have gestational diabetes. How necessary are the amniocentesis and the early induction? (2 Nov 2001)
  9. Does the fact that I was insulin dependent with my son mean that I will need insulin again this time? Will I develop 'real' diabetes at some point? (1 Nov 2001)
  10. Is there a possibility that my gestational diabetes would affect my seven year old daughter now? (11 Oct 2001)
  11. Does drinking water or doing moderate exercise during the three-hour glucose tolerance test for pregnant women affect the results? (23 Sep 2001)
  12. A nurse told me that it would be more likely that I will 'fail' my GTT because it is late as this test was supposed to be done at 28 weeks. Is this true? (1 Sep 2001)
  13. Do you think I have gestational diabetes? (29 Aug 2001)
  14. I am six weeks pregnant, and I have asked my doctor to do a glucose tolerance test now, but he told me that the test cannot be administered until 16 weeks. (25 Aug 2001)
  15. I am 28 weeks pregnant, I had a glucose tolerance test a few days ago, and I have a lot of questions. (23 Aug 2001)
  16. If I continue to exercise and eat right, will I get gestational diabetes with this pregnancy? (22 Aug 2001)
  17. I am pregnant, and I have just been told that my one-hour glucose test was "borderline", and now I have to do a three to four hour test. What should I do? (21 Aug 2001)
  18. Can bed rest for three weeks prior to a GTT affect the results? (3 Aug 2001)
  19. I have gestational diabetes, and I am worried about getting low blood sugar during labor and delivery. (27 Jul 2001)
  20. My fear is that I will never be able to go off insulin and this will cement the fact that I will keep the diabetes after the pregnancy. Is that true? (27 Jul 2001)
  21. What are the risks of taking insulin and its effect on the baby? (25 Jul 2001)
  22. Is there any correlation between insulin and premature labor or cervix dilation or strong contractions (Braxton Hicks or normal ones)? (23 Jul 2001)
  23. What are my chances of a repeat delivery? (13 Jul 2001)
  24. My obstetrician recommended that I switch to a low carb diet. After five weeks on this diet my urine ketone levels are now at a constant high, and my GTT results are abnormal. (26 Jun 2001)
  25. Would a planned Cesarean section reduce the risk of stillbirth in a baby born to a mother with gestational diabetes ? (14 Jun 2001)
  26. I have gestational diabetes, and I was just wondering how was it found. Was it just stumbled upon? (24 May 2001)
  27. 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? (24 May 2001)
  28. I am 13 weeks pregnant, have gestational diabetes, and was recently switched from insulin to glyburide. (10 May 2001)
  29. Recently, I had gestational diabetes for the second (or possibly third) time, and my doctors suggest that I merely monitor my blood glucose. (10 May 2001)
  30. I am 30 weeks pregnant and my doctor says that I have gestational diabetes, but I do not agree with the diagnosis. (4 May 2001)
  31. At not even 12 weeks, my fasting jumped to 105-122 mg/dl [5.8-6.8 mmol/L], and my healthcare providers feel I should start on insulin. (3 May 2001)
  32. Since I had very high numbers on my GTT, will these high numbers result n earlier type 2 diabetes later? (29 Apr 2001)
  33. I'm pregnant, and my recent urine glucose level was was 1+. Should I have a blood test now for gestational diabetes? (24 Apr 2001)
  34. My sister is 17 weeks pregnant with her second child, and she has sugar in her urine. Could you give us some advice? (13 Apr 2001)
  35. I am seven weeks pregnant, just started to take insulin, and my blood sugar has been a little out of control. (6 Apr 2001)
  36. If the morning numbers are the main concern, shouldn't I be on long acting insulin and be taking it at bedtime? (6 Apr 2001)
  37. If my levels are the same, and I weigh the same as I did with my first child, how sure can I that the effect of the diabetes on the baby will be the same? (6 Apr 2001)
  38. Can three allergy shots, preserved with glycerin, throw off a glucose test? (6 Apr 2001)
  39. As a first time mother-to-be, I'm really worried, and have many questions. (5 Apr 2001)
  40. Between the carbohydrate restricted diet and insulin, my glucose levels are generally okay, yet I'm still spilling ketones all day. Why? (4 Apr 2001)
  41. Since I have a family history of diabetes, is it possible that this condition will persist after delivery? Can my baby develop diabetes as a child? (2 Apr 2001)
  42. I had the three-hour GTT which my doctor says is completely within normal limits, but the lab marked the three-hour value as high. (28 Mar 2001)
  43. My high risk doctor has recommended that I go on insulin before dinner, but my regular obstetrician says that I really don't need it. At this stage of my pregnancy, is this necessary? (28 Mar 2001)
  44. I was just diagnosed with gestational diabetes, and I have several questions. (27 Mar 2001)
  45. What is the non-stress test? How it is performed? Who needs to undergo this test? What are the implications of the result? (27 Mar 2001)
  46. How long does my blood sugar need to stay high to stimulate insulin production in fetus? Will it come back to normal? (22 Mar 2001)
  47. I am very concerned about what kind of bad things could happen to a baby this size. (22 Mar 2001)
  48. I have gestational diabetes, controlled by diet for the past three months, although I have had about 15 high numbers. I have several questions. (20 Mar 2001)
  49. What should I expect from the high-risk doctors? (20 Mar 2001)
  50. Where can I get access to a specific meal plan for women who have gestational diabetes? (19 Mar 2001)
  51. Can this rapid fluctuation in blood sugar harm my baby or cause the baby to grow very large? (13 Mar 2001)
  52. I am concerned because, at only six weeks, I am now technically diagnosed as"borderline", and gestational diabetes usually occurs at 24 weeks. (7 Mar 2001)
  53. What precautions I need to be taking to insure that my baby is okay during the first crucial weeks after conception? (7 Mar 2001)
  54. Do babies of women with gestational diabetes have a higher risk of fetal demise, stillbirth, or perinatal death, especially if the mother is taking insulin? (6 Mar 2001)
  55. I've read that constant ketones can be very dangerous to baby. Does anyone have management suggestions and/or data on this? (6 Mar 2001)
  56. Do you have to be high constantly to do harm to the fetus or will just a occasionally high number be harmful? (5 Mar 2001)
  57. Did having a diet too high in sugars likely affect my screening result? Is it a good idea to modify my diet now, before I even have another three-hour test? (5 Mar 2001)
  58. I decided to self-monitor some blood sugars to ease my mind, and I have had a couple of high readings. Do I have diabetes? (5 Mar 2001)
  59. I have gestational diabetes and would appreciate answers to several questions. (4 Mar 2001)
  60. I have lost seven and one-half pounds since getting pregnant. Should I be concerned with the weight loss? (4 Mar 2001)
  61. Did the diet that I had before the test change the result of my test? Is the test result accurate? (16 Feb 2001)
  62. I have ketones from time to time even when my blood sugar is under control. I have several questions. (16 Feb 2001)
  63. How unlikely would it be for me to be induced one or two weeks early? (14 Feb 2001)
  64. I have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes. My doctor wants me to immediately go on insulin, but I am resisting. Is insulin necessary? (14 Feb 2001)
  65. Does this "roller-coaster" harm the growth of the fetus and its production of insulin? (8 Feb 2001)
  66. I detect trace of ketones in my urine sometimes. Will my baby be harmed by the presence of these ketones? (29 Jan 2001)
  67. Could this be a sign that I might have gestational diabetes even if the three-hour test comes back okay? (24 Jan 2001)
  68. Can inhaled steroids somehow be related to gestational diabetes? (22 Jan 2001)
  69. Could my low renal threshold make it appear as though I have gestational diabetes? (22 Jan 2001)
  70. I have been told I have gestational diabetes, but think they might be overcautious. (22 Jan 2001)
  71. I have gestational diabetes, controlled by diet. Is there something I can change in my evening snack to avoid such high fasting numbers? (22 Jan 2001)
  72. I am 34 and was diagnosed as having borderline gestational diabetes. Could my intolerance have gone away now? (15 Jan 2001)
  73. I was just diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Is it reasonable to not have a period of fasting but eat every four hours? (12 Jan 2001)
  74. Could a mom artificially pass (or fail) the GTT if her body is still "revved up" metabolically by nursing? (8 Jan 2001)
  75. Can I get an accurate result on the three-hour test without eating this diet beforehand? (5 Jan 2001)
  76. I failed the one-hour test, but was surprised by the 39 mg/dl [2.2 mmol/L] on the three-hour test. Is this something to be concerned about? (3 Jan 2001)
  77. Why is the risk of a still-born baby higher with gestational diabetes? (2 Jan 2001)

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