I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, and it has been a battle. I'm currently on 5 mg of glyburide which I take twice a day, and I take insulin R and insulin N twice a day.
This is what my doc told me: High sugar levels can affect babies in several ways. 1) Over sized baby that can cause complications during birth. Also, diabetic babies tend to carry weight in their shoulders, so that can further complicate vaginal birth. 2) You baby will adjust to your sugar levels, therefore causing hypoglycemia when he/she is born. There's also risk of the baby developing diabetes themselves later in life. 3) If diabetes goes untreated during pregnancy, the baby can be stillborn. My doc also told me she will not let me deliver if my sugar is in the 200s. I've had it spike to 338, but we've controlled it with a higher dosage of insulin.
at 11:21 AM on Feb. 26, 2009