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Gestational Diabetes from 2003

  1. I am 29 weeks pregnant. I just received the results of my one hour glucose screen and was shocked to learn that my reading was 206 mg/dl. (13 Dec 2003)
  2. My 29 year old wife is 26 weeks pregnant, and the test at home mildly elevated. Please advise me as to whether or not she needs to start insulin. (29 Oct 2003)
  3. What are the expected readings early in a pregnancy? Could these be controlled with diet? Could this be type 2 diabetes? (21 Oct 2003)
  4. What are normal blood sugar levels should be for someone without gestational diabetes? When is the best time to check myself? (14 Oct 2003)
  5. Are women with gestational diabetes allowed to go into labor by themselves? Can they deliver a baby vaginally? (9 Oct 2003)
  6. What is the general recommendation for blood glucose levels during labor in order to avoid hypoglycemia in the newborn? (26 Sep 2003)
  7. What are these numbers about? Is there a good chance I could have gestational diabetes? What should my blood sugar be after I eat? (20 Sep 2003)
  8. Am I worrying for nothing or should I be concerned about having gestational diabetes? (13 Sep 2003)
  9. I have gestational diabetes. How soon after you eat should to test your blood? (7 Sep 2003)
  10. My one-hour test was somewhat high, and now I have to go in for the three-hour test. Is this accurate? (3 Sep 2003)
  11. I am 31 weeks pregnant, I have gestational diabetes, and I have a few questions. (25 Aug 2003)
  12. Could any of these symptoms relate to diabetes? (24 Aug 2003)
  13. My doctor wants to retest when I am 24 weeks pregnant and recommends I go directly to the three-hour test. I have several questions. (24 Aug 2003)
  14. Since I was 16 weeks pregnant, my blood sugars have been high, but my doctor thinks this is okay. Do I need a second opinion? (15 Aug 2003)
  15. My obstetrician wants me to do a three hour glucose tolerance test, but I don't want to. (4 Aug 2003)
  16. I have gestational diabetes and am now on 2.5 mg of glyburide daily. Initially it worked well, but my fasting blood sugar is still borderline. Any suggestions? (28 Jul 2003)
  17. Is there anything else I can do about the fasting numbers? When are pregnant women placed on insulin? (21 Jul 2003)
  18. While I feel fairly comfortable in the pre-natal care I am receiving, I am not totally confident in my diabetes management. (20 Jul 2003)
  19. I am 31 weeks pregnant, have recently been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, and I also have ulcerative colitis. (18 Jul 2003)
  20. I have questions about the testing done for diabetes. (18 Jul 2003)
  21. Everything I've read suggests that management of gestational diabetes should begin within 48 hours of diagnosis, so I'm concerned. (8 Jul 2003)
  22. What are the chances I have diabetes? (10 Jun 2003)
  23. Do I need insulin just because of the high fasting numbers even though my A1c shows that my overall average levels are normal? (10 Jun 2003)
  24. Have there ever been any studies done where the sex of a baby increases the risk of the mother developing gestational diabetes? (29 May 2003)
  25. What is the percentage of women who had gestational diabetes requiring insulin during pregnancy and had to continue with it? (19 May 2003)
  26. Now that I'm in my ninth month, I find I do not have to follow my diet as closely, and my blood sugar stays within range. (11 May 2003)
  27. Are there any other insulins that are safe during pregnancy? (7 May 2003)
  28. Can being insulin dependent for gestational diabetes put you at an increased risk for stillbirth? (25 Apr 2003)
  29. Do you think these readings are okay for someone with gestational diabetes? Should the fasting reading be lower? Do I need to take insulin? (15 Apr 2003)
  30. I was recently diagnosed with gestational diabetes, and I am wondering how accurate the GTT test results are. Could they could be wrong? (14 Apr 2003)
  31. Do these numbers put me in the classification of having gestational diabetes? Are the finger pricks as accurate as drawing blood? (13 Apr 2003)
  32. How likely is it that the gestational diabetes will return as my pregnancy progresses? How likely is it that I will get type 2 diabetes? (5 Apr 2003)
  33. I have gestational diabetes treated with insulin, I am panicking and depressed about my blood sugars, and I have several questions. (30 Mar 2003)
  34. I have gestational diabetes. Is it okay for the sugars to fluctuate once per day? (12 Mar 2003)
  35. I am supposed to come in weekly for blood testing, no tests at home. (3 Mar 2003)
  36. My doctor tells me I have to check my ketones, but I'm having a big problem because I have to use a Foley catheter to drain my bladder. (15 Feb 2003)
  37. Why are my ketones so high even though my blood glucose is in the normal range? What effect will this have on my baby, if any? (15 Feb 2003)
  38. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes 18 weeks pregnant, was put on insulin when I was 20 weeks, and I have a few questions. (14 Feb 2003)
  39. Could I be developing diabetes after the 30th week of pregnancy? (26 Jan 2003)
  40. Can I argue with the results of my three-hour glucose test and request a retest? What is the accuracy of the glucose test? (19 Jan 2003)
  41. My sister was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, and I just want to make sure she is getting good advice about her diet. (7 Jan 2003)

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