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    I have a friend recently diagnosed with gestational diabetes. While her doctor placed her on an exchange diet, it doesn't seem like he explained why the condition is dangerous.

    What are the dangers and complications that might develop?

  • #2
    complication

    When you giving birth the is a fifty fifty chance of loosing your life?

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    • #3
      Also a known complication would be giving birth early or before time. I have a friend in Canada her labor was fine but her baby had complications.

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      • #4
        complication

        You are right I hope your friends baby is doing ok having a child is a wonderful thing but when you go through child birth and at the end of the delivery you have no bundle of joy to take home its devastating because you bought all those stuff the the baby. Loosing a child during birth is some thing no woman would like to endure any time soon keep in touch.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by donnau View Post
          When you giving birth the is a fifty fifty chance of loosing your life?
          Isn't that true without gestational diabetes? We forget that childbirth is always a dangerous endeavor, don't we?

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          • #6
            complication

            People with Diabetes should be monitor by their doctor at all times during the beginning of child birth

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            • #7
              Major of the time they are monitor and put on bed rest after being diagnosed.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by supermom03 View Post
                Major of the time they are monitor and put on bed rest after being diagnosed.
                I haven't known anyone with gestational diabetes that has also been placed on bed rest.

                Is this something new in the medical field or is the bed rest instituted because of other complications?

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                • #9
                  complication

                  Probably the doctor should have explain her condition in more details but that's what most doctor does because they don't want their patients to worry.

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                  • #10
                    Though there might be more complications, with some real effort, the mother and baby can be fine.

                    Have your friend ask her doctor every question she might have. Many people forget that they are paying their doctor for a service and so they have every right to spend time talking and asking questions. If her doc doesn't talk to her, then she should think about getting a specialist who can give her the time she needs.

                    Some of the complications that will bother the baby is that it might grow too big too fast and big babies have more trouble getting through the birth canal. The baby might develop low blood sugar after they are born because their production of insulin is high and they might have a seizure, but if the doctor is good he will make sure that the baby is properly taken care of. The baby might have breathing problems or might get jaundice.

                    The baby might also be a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes later in life.

                    The mother might get diabetes in a few years and she might get a lot of urinary tract infections.

                    It sounds as if your friend was being treated for preeclampsia. That's when the mother's blood pressure might get very high and that protein might show up in her urine and harm her.

                    Again, if the doctor is on his toes all these problems might not ever happen! Again, have your friend ask every question she can think of and make sure she gets an answer. That way she will be guaranteed the best of care.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DianaR View Post
                      I haven't known anyone with gestational diabetes that has also been placed on bed rest.

                      Is this something new in the medical field or is the bed rest instituted because of other complications?
                      In ym friends case bed rest and monitering her condtion was best , the baby was still born early and had some heart problem and survived. So in her case yes it was from other complication later on.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by donnau View Post
                        People with Diabetes should be monitor by their doctor at all times during the beginning of child birth
                        I agree. Giving birth is still a very dangerous thing for people with normal health, and diabetes is sort of like an added risk. During this time, you just have to be very careful, and if you notice the slightest change, you'll have to inform your doctor.

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                        • #13
                          Urinary tract infections caused by various types of bacteria, then Macrobid oral antibiotic medicine used to treat it and works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Take you notice as better.

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