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Is gestational diabetes dangerous for pregnant woman? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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User:Hello Doctor, my name is XXXXXXX
Doctor:Please proceed with the query
User:i have discussed about my wife's blood test report with you earlier and found that everything is normal
User:but the same report when showed to local gynac - she is doubting about diabetes
User:in the blood test - it was slated that Glucase=trace
Doctor:yes you did mention traces of glucose
User:and the doctor again wants two blood tests - with and with out food
Doctor:i did ask you about FBS and ppbs levels
Doctor:you told it is not done
Doctor:also sugar tests are normally done for everyone.
Doctor:and there will also be normally traces of glucose present in pregnant woman
User:i am not sure of FBS and PPBS
User:but it is given as glucose ( F/R) =trace in the report
Doctor:that is what the doctor ordered now
Doctor:tests - with and with out food
Doctor:FBS is fasting and PPBS after food
User:okay these are mandatory tests ?
Doctor:so it is not sure that she has gestational diabetes, just suspecting
User:yes, what is this gestational diabetes ? any harm ?
Doctor:these tests are mandatory
User:okay, generally they should be done at which month ?>
Doctor:are normally done whether suspicious of diabetes or not, i do not know how your doctor did not advice you
Doctor:first trimester and 3rd trimester
Doctor:gestational diabetes if present can be treated with insulin
User:okay nothing it worry at the moment ? is it ?
Doctor:she might need to keep her sugar and carbohydrate levels in check
Doctor:nothing to worry
Doctor:now 26 th week right
Doctor:29 th
Doctor:few more weeks , she should be fine, in case even if it is increased it can be controlled
User:okay, will the sugar levels come down after delivery ?
Doctor:yes , it will go back to normal once delivery is over.Let us assume she does not have right now and hope for the best
Doctor:regarding the yeast cells she do a gynec check up
Doctor:are you there
User:yeah she met the doctor today
User:and the doctor said not to worry about yest cells
Doctor:ok fine
Doctor:that is good
User:but the thing is she is getting pale yellowish urine one / two times a day
User:though she is taking coconut water, butter milk etc
Doctor:That depends on the water intake
Doctor:any medications she is taking?
User:she is taking GRD powder with milk
User:and some folic acid tablets
Doctor:ok, there is no need to worry.
Doctor:it is fine
User:okay doctor thanks for your assistance. will get back to you if i have any further queries
Doctor:you are welcome
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