Talking to Your Doctor About Gestational Diabetes
by Mary Calvagna, MS
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with gestational diabetes. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Gestational Diabetes
About Your Risk of Developing Gestational Diabetes
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
Diabetes and pregnancy. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at:
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Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed... . Updated June 29, 2017. Accessed September 12, 2017.
Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Beverly Siegal, MD, FACOG
Last Updated: 9/17/2014
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