Gestational Diabetes: 

Frequently Asked Questions

by Kmom

Copyright 1996-2009  KMom@Vireday.Com. All rights reserved.

DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. Consult your health care provider. Please see Website Disclosure Information below.

Please note: The information in the GD section of this website is not as up-to-date as some of the other sections.  Four children and a health crisis in the extended family has made it difficult to keep up to date with everything on this site, and this part of the site has been one of the more neglected areas.  

Do keep in mind, though, that the information here is still good, but newer references need to be added and the writing style needs revising.   This will be done in time, but for now, keep in mind as you read that some of this information needs updating.


*Important: If you are new to GD, then read the 'Introduction' first, then 'GD: What is It?', 

and 'Basic Treatment Protocol' sections for an overview

A. Introduction to Gestational Diabetes

B. Basic Information About Gestational Diabetes

C. Testing and Gestational Diabetes

D. Treatment of Gestational Diabetes (be sure to read GD: Basic Treatment Protocols first, above)

E. After the GD Pregnancy

F. Further Gestational Diabetes Resources


Note: This section on GD is very time-consuming to research/write; many parts still under construction. Be sure to check back periodically for new additions.



Website Disclosure Information: This website is written and sponsored by Kmom, a childbirth educator and freelance writer who has read extensively about obesity, pregnancy, and related topics in both the lay and medical literature, as well as in 'alternative' childbirth education sources.  This is not a commercial website; Kmom does not make any money off of this website and does not endorse any products mentioned herein.

It is important to remember that all health resources (and particularly those online) should be looked at with a discerning and critical eye.  The purpose of this website is simply to present further information for women to consider in their healthcare treatment and give resources so that women can pursue their own investigation.  This website does not offer any medical advice, and none should be inferred from it. 

This website presents both facts and opinions, although opinions do not imply medical advice.  The website tries in particular to present more than one point of view so that readers may see arguments for many sides of an issue. Kmom makes every effort to label opinions and personal experience as such, and also presents references and resource lists so that others may investigate further and make up their own minds.  Caveat Emptor.

Many of these FAQs last revised: March-2002

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