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Gestational Diabetes Screening: Questions for the Doctor

Use these questions to start a conversation with your doctor or midwife about screening for gestational diabetes.

Review Date: December 21, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Diabetes and Pregnancy

Learn how to control your blood sugar before and during pregnancy to help prevent birth defects and other poor outcomes, such as miscarriages or stillbirths.

Review Date: December 21, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Family Health History and Diabetes

If you have a mother, father, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes, you are at risk for developing the disease. Talking about your family health history is the first step to preventing type 2 diabetes.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

National Diabetes Education Program

Gestational Diabetes

Learn how you can prevent pregnancy complications by following your doctor's advice regarding blood glucose (blood sugar) levels while you're planning your pregnancy.

Review Date: December 21, 2012

American Diabetes Association

It's Never Too Early to Prevent Diabetes. A Lifetime of Small Steps for a Healthy Family.

This tip sheet provides help for women with a history of gestational diabetes prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Learn how to lower your children’s risk for developing the disease.

Review Date: December 21, 2012

National Diabetes Education Program

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