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Gestational Diabetes Gestational Diabetes can effect from 3-10% of all pregnancies. If you are pregnant and concerned about gestational Diabetes then please feel free to use this section of the forum to discuss Diabetes during your pregnancy. If you have any experience of Diabetes during pregnancy then please feel free to share your knowledge with other members here.

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Old 09-06-2011, 04:34   #1
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I was just diagnosed with Diabetes (They are not sure if it is gestational or type 2.) I am also pregnant 7 -10 weeks. I am concerned that my primary doctor kinda handed me off to the OBGYN and said they would manage my diabetes care. Should I be getting an endocrinologist as well? I have so many questions, and I feel like no one is giving me any answers.


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Old 09-06-2011, 15:01   #2
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If your OBGYN can keep your BG numbers in the good range (70-140) stick with her/him.

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Old 09-06-2011, 15:33   #3
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I know with Gestational Diabetes their bg ranges are much tighter than regular diabetics. As long as your OB has experience with Gestational diabetes I would think it should be OK. Many are put on insulin quite early to keep bgs in a normal range.

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Old 09-06-2011, 20:10   #4
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It seems OB/GYN are very conversant with gestational diabetes, so I'd feel you are safe with him/her. Probably better than with a GP.

Good luck, and eat well....


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Your obstetrician takes care of it until your baby's birth after which you'll be going back to your family physician. You'll also be under the charge of a nutritionist and a diabetes nurse instructor. who'll help you monitor what you need to do on a constant basis. That's what happened to me.

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