(Diabetes, Gestational; GDM; Gestational Onset Diabetes Mellitus [GODM]; Glucose Intolerance During Pregnancy)
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- Obesity or being overweight—This can affect the body's ability to use insulin.
- Gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy
- Multiple pregnancy (carrying two or more babies)
- Family history of diabetes
- Previous delivery of a large baby
- Age: 25 or older
- Race: Hispanic, African-American, Native-American, Asian-American, Indigenous Australian, or a Pacific Islanders
- Previous stillbirth or too much fluid surrounding a baby during pregnancy
- Increased urination
- Vaginal or urinary tract infections
- Eat a balanced diet. Do not skip meals.
- Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and high fiber foods.
- Limit the amount of fat you eat.
- Avoid foods high in sugar (eg, soda, candy, cookies).
- Manage your portions sizes at each meal.
- Plan a bedtime snack each night. It should include protein and complex carbohydrates (eg, legumes, potatoes, corn, rice).
- Keep a record of your food intake. Share this with your doctor.
Blood Sugar Testing
- Metformin (eg, Glucophage)
- Glyburide (eg, DiaBeta, Glucovance)
- Do not gain more weight than recommended during pregnancy.
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Exercise regularly. Talk to your doctor before starting an exercise program.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists http://www.acog.org/
American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org/
Canadian Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.ca/
Women's Health Matters http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/
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4/1/2011 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php : Dhulkotia JS, Ola B, Fraser R, Farrell T. Oral hypoglycemic agents vs insulin in management of gestational diabetes: a systematic review and metaanalysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010;203(5):457.e1-9.
- Reviewer: Andrea Chisholm
- Review Date: 09/2012 -
- Update Date: 00/91/2012 -
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