Newly Published ACOG Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Gestational Diabetes

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Newly Published ACOG Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Gestational Diabetes

In July 2017, a new American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists study was released on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM). This study contains important new information on both the management and treatment for GDM. Gestational diabetes that is adequately controlled without medication is often considered diet-controlled GDM or class A1GDM. Gestational diabetes mellitus that requires medication

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What is Gestational Diabetes?

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What is Gestational Diabetes?

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. Expectant women can help control gestational diabetes by eating healthy foods, exercising and, if necessary, taking medication such as insulin

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Hepatitis B Risk in Pregnancy

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Hepatitis B Risk in Pregnancy

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection during pregnancy presents unique management issues for both the mother and the fetus. These include the effects of HBV on maternal and fetal health, the effects of pregnancy on the course of HBV infection, treatment of HBV during pregnancy, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (vertical transmission)

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What Are The Signs and Symptoms of Gestational Diabetes?

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What Are The Signs and Symptoms of Gestational Diabetes?

Women experiencing gestational diabetes do not generally experience any symptoms. But patients who have non-pregnancy related diabetes usually experience frequent urination and become extremely thirsty.  To determine whether gestational diabetes is present, all pregnant women go through a screening process that consists of two tests, a Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) and a Glucose Loading Test

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