Quiz: Could You Be Affected by Gestational Diabetes?
Allison Bush | Nov 28th 2012 Oct 10th 2017
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True or False: Gestational diabetes is typically symptom-less.
Because gestational diabetes does not cause symptoms, you need to be tested for the condition. This is usually done between the 24th and 28th weeks of pregnancy.
Which of the following is considered a risk factor for gestational diabetes?
Obesity, family history, and age are all contributing risk factors of gestational diabetes.
True or False: Gestational diabetes always goes away after pregnancy.
Symptoms usually go away after pregnancy, but a person who experiences gestational diabetes is more likely to experience Type 2 diabetes later if changes aren't made to their lifestyle.
True of False: Gestational diabetes is caused by lack of insulin.
Unlike type 1 diabetes, gestational diabetes is not caused by a lack of insulin, but by insulin resistance, which means cells are not able to take in glucose, amino acids and fatty acids. The result is higher than normal blood glucose levels.
True or False: Women with gestational diabetes tend to have bigger babies.
When a mother's blood has too much glucose, the baby will convert the extra glucose to fat, causing the baby to grow considerably large.
True or False: Gestational diabetes can be treated by changing the way you eat and exercising more often.
Most women can treat gestational diabetes by changing the way they eat and exercising more often. If these changes do not keep your blood sugar level at a normal range, you may need to take insulin or other medications.
When does gestational diabetes usually develop?
Gestational diabetes typically develops during the third, or last, trimester.