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Gestational Diabetes

Overview Gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy (gestation). Like other types of diabetes, gestational diabetes affects how your cells use sugar (glucose). Gestational diabetes causes high blood sugar that can affect your pregnancy and your baby's health. Any pregnancy complication is concerning, but there's good news. Expectant women can help control gestational diabetes by eating healthy foods, exercising and, if necessary, taking medication. Controlling blood sugar can prevent a difficult birth and keep you and your baby healthy. In gestational diabetes, blood sugar usually returns to normal soon after delivery. But if you've had gestational diabetes, you're at risk for type 2 diabetes. You'll continue working with your health care team to monitor and manage your blood sugar. Symptoms For most women, gestational diabetes doesn't cause noticeable signs or symptoms. When to see a doctor If possible, seek health care early — when you first think about trying to get pregnant — so your doctor can evaluate your risk of gestational diabetes as part of your overall childbearing wellness plan. Once you're pregnant, your doctor will check you for gestational diabetes as part o Continue reading >>

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  1. hodgy

    I am making some kombucha and it will be ready in a few days, but I'm a little nervous about drinking it because of the sugar to make it. I know the sugar is supposed to be "used" by the scoby for fermenting, but I've noticed the health food store's kombucha lists at least 2 carbs per serving depending on th flavor. So have any of you diabetics using this noticed a blood sugar rise? How about if you have yeast issues, does the yeast or sugar in it aggravate that? Thanks

  2. Kati*did

    I posted some of my observations about blood sugar/kombucha here:
    http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,5998.msg71611.html#msg71611

  3. hodgy

    I read your post and it did help. I had wondered if maybe letting it culture for more than 10 days(in your case 19+) would help get rid of more(all) of the sugar. Guess not. Ughh! I'm so disappointed. I'll probably still try it at least once. Thanks

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