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GDM – part 4

Once the woman with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) delivers her baby, the GDM is gone. The pregnancy hormones are no longer an issue, and she makes enough insulin to keep her body functioning as it should be. At least for … Continue reading

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GDM – part 3

Sometimes women who have gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) need medication. Again, it’s not their fault. If the woman’s body cannot produce enough insulin to counteract the hormones of pregnancy, sometimes exercising and eating carefully are just not enough. There are … Continue reading

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GDM – part 2

Many women have a hard time with a diagnosis of GDM. They feel they did something wrong or that they have hurt their baby. They often experience very high levels of stress because of this. It is important to know … Continue reading

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GDM – part 1

When we talk about diabetes, we typically refer to “three main types,” and they are type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). More recently a lot of attention has been paid to type 1.5 diabetes, which I’ll blog … Continue reading

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Get our act together

About two months ago I got a call from a pregnant woman. She told me that her OB had informed her that her blood glucose was high and that she had “one week to get her act together”. It’s probably … Continue reading

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