- Q What is gestational diabetes?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyMany of us assume that the only way to get diabetes is by pummeling your insides with a four-a-day cheesecake habit, but gestational diabetes in pregnant women works a bit differently.To see exactly how it works, we need to look at glucose metabolism. A... Full Answer
- Q How is gestational diabetes treated?
Unfortunately, there is no known cure for gestational diabetes. However, if you manage your condition effectively, you can expect a healthy, normal pregnancy. Your doctor will determine a target blood glucose range. Sticking to this range, following a... Full Answer
- Q How does gestational diabetes affect my baby?
Untreated or uncontrolled gestational diabetes can mean problems for your baby, such as: Being born very large and with extra fat; this can make delivery difficult and more dangerous for your baby. Low blood glucose right after birth. Breathing problems.... Full Answer
- Q How is gestational diabetes diagnosed?
During your first trimester, your doctor will determine your risk factors for gestational diabetes. If you are at risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy, your doctor will monitor your blood sugar at a later stage of your pregnancy, depending on how... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of gestational diabetes?
Unlike other forms of diabetes, gestational diabetes does not usually produce any signs or symptoms. Symptoms typically found in other types of diabetes, such as increased thirst and frequent urination, are rare in gestational diabetes. The best way to... Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk for gestational diabetes?
Any woman is vulnerable to developing gestational diabetes, but certain factors will place you at a higher risk. If someone in your immediate family has Type 2 diabetes, you are over the age of 25, you are significantly overweight, or you've previously... Full Answer