Gestational Diabetes (cont.)
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.
In this Article
- What is gestational diabetes?
- What causes gestational diabetes?
- What are risk factors for gestational diabetes?
- What are the symptoms of gestational diabetes?
- How is gestational diabetes diagnosed?
- What are the consequences of gestational diabetes for the baby and mother?
- What is the treatment for gestational diabetes?
- Can gestational diabetes be prevented?
- What is the outlook (prognosis) for gestational diabetes?
- Find a local Obstetrician-Gynecologist in your town
What is the outlook (prognosis) for gestational diabetes?
Most women with gestational diabetes who receive treatment go on to deliver healthy babies. The risk of complications increases when blood glucose levels are not properly managed. While some women with gestational diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes after delivery, this risk can be reduced by following a good nutritional plan, exercising, and maintaining a healthy weight.
American Diabetes Association. "Gestational Diabetes."
WebMD.com. Gestational Diabetes. SOURCES:
American Diabetes Association: "Gestational Diabetes."
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: "Gestational Diabetes: A Guide for Pregnant Women."
American College of Nurse Midwives: "Gestational Diabetes."
Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on May 15, 2012
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