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Talking to Your Doctor About Gestational Diabetes
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
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Diabetes and pregnancy. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at: http://www.diabetes.org/ . Accessed July 2010.
American Diabetes Association website. Available at: http://www.diabetes.org/ .
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development website. Available at: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/ .
Last reviewed September 2013 by Andrea Chisholm, MD
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