Gestational Diabetes | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • I’m pregnant. Am I at risk for gestational diabetes?
  • Is screening for gestational diabetes a standard part of my prenatal care?
  • What tests do I need?
  • Does gestational diabetes put my baby at risk for any health problems?
  • Can I control gestational diabetes through lifestyle changes alone?
  • What changes should I make to my diet and exercise?
  • Will I need insulin? For how long?
  • What follow-up tests or care will I need after I deliver my baby?

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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 09/00


Gestational Diabetes


Diagnosis & Tests