Gestational Diabetes

Safe
By Safe Latest Reply 2010-02-08 19:44:05 -0600
Started 2010-02-07 13:25:22 -0600

Do you guys know how often this morphs into Type II?


9 replies

Kira_xo
Kira_xo 2010-02-08 06:00:03 -0600 Report

It depends on the woman. I am one of those lucky ones who had gestational diabetes while pregnant with my son… and 6 months after he was born I found out my gestational diabetes decided to hang around and turn into type 2.

JulieC
JulieC 2010-02-07 19:22:41 -0600 Report

I had it when I was pregnant with my daughter..now 22..dont know if I had it with my son..29..they didnt test me then. I didnt know what diabetes was and they didnt tell me. The doctor just said..oh it will go away when you have the baby..sure wish some one would have told me anything back then…maybe I would have been more carefull through the years.

salmanda
salmanda 2010-02-07 15:57:01 -0600 Report

My sister had gestational diabetes with all four of her children, and she has yet to be diagnosed with diabetes. Her oldest is 31 years old.
The medical community now also recognizes that toxemia during pregnancy is a precursor to diabetes. I had toxemia, and I now have diabetes. My cousin also had toxemia and now has diabetes. My daughter was also over 9 lbs. at birth which is another indicator.
Sal

greeneyedghost
greeneyedghost 2010-02-07 18:15:07 -0600 Report

Im finding the same thing to be true for me as well Sal. I was toxemia, had gestational diabetes and my babies were 9 lbs and over. I did manage to go right at 10 yrs before I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I think it also has a lot to do with how u care for yourself after pregnancy and manage to keep a good diet, exercise and such after the pregnancy and gestational diabetes. Good Luck to you Safe. Nicki

salmanda
salmanda 2010-02-08 17:34:51 -0600 Report

I made it about 25 +/- years before I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after having toxemia. Diabetes is on both sides of my family. We all have regrets, and mine would be that I didn't even have diabetes on my radar even knowing that it was in my family. I feel like I could have prevented it if I had been told and/or just realized it myself. I am an intelligent person, but I totally messed that one up! With that said, I never had a doctor tell me that I had a greater chance and tell me what to do to prevent it. Hindsight is always 20/20. All I can do now is make sure my daughter takes care of herself and I take care of myself.
Sal

JulieC
JulieC 2010-02-08 19:44:05 -0600 Report

My Father and x husband and me all have it. I warn my daughter every time I see her…but it does no good. Shes over weight and drinks soda and large meals of everything bad…I dont know what to do…she IS going to get it.

spiritwalker
spiritwalker 2010-02-07 14:19:45 -0600 Report

It differs with each woman. Some woman remain diabetic after their baby arrives. Some return to a state in which their bg. is
what is considered normal. Many women who had gestational diabetes and thought they were back to normal are found to
be diabetic later in life.

Harlen
Harlen 2010-02-07 13:49:42 -0600 Report

I dont know.
From what I can tell it looks like 20% of the time it dosent go away.
70% of the time you get it later in life
Adain I do not know for certen.
I know other frends can help you more
Best wishes
Harlen

MAYS
MAYS 2010-02-07 13:48:48 -0600 Report

It varies according to the individual and your health.
Here are some links to sites that may answer some of if not all your questions, also consult your Health Professional.

Click on these links for more info :

http://www.babycenter.com/0_gestational-diabe...

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gestational-...

http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/gesta...

http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/...

http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/gestati...

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