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How To Manage Gestational Diabetes Without Medication

Expert Reviewed Gestational diabetes is a bit different from the other forms of diabetes you may have heard about. Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy, a time where your body is going through a number of pretty radical changes. One of those changes is in the levels of blood sugar, also known as blood glucose levels. From 4% to 9.2 % of women have gestational diabetes during pregnancy.[1] It does not necessarily mean that you or your baby have the more common form of diabetes and it does not mean that you or your baby will have diabetes after your baby is born.[2] Most women are tested for gestational diabetes around the 28th week of gestation. Although you should talk to your doctor about your gestational diabetes during your normal visits, there are some ways you can manage it at home. For the most part, treatment of gestational diabetes is controlled through diet, increased physical activity, and sometimes, medication or insulin shots. Continue reading >>

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  1. Melissa n ms

    i am looking to find out how long it will take for type 2 diabetes to kill you. Or rather you suffer complications that could kill you. How high must your sugars be and for how long before it can happen?

  2. alan_s

    Melissa n ms:
    i am looking to find out how long it will take for type 2 diabetes to kill you. Or rather you suffer complications that could kill you. How high must your sugars be and for how long before it can happen?
    G'day Melissa.
    Sorry, we cannot answer any of those questions. The answers are completely different for each individual and mostly unknown even if you know all the details about a person's diabetes problems.
    Why do you ask? Do you have diabetes yourself or are you asking on behalf of another person?

  3. Melissa n ms

    I am asking on behalf of myself. I was diagnosed about 4 years ago. My current A1C is about 9.5. I have begun to spill glucose and protein in my urine. Just curious how long this will take.
    Thank you anyway

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