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Gestational diabetes

Summary of Gestational diabetes
Gestational diabetes is a condition in which women without previously diagnosed diabetes exhibit high blood glucose levels during pregnancy (especially during their third trimester). This is confirmed by a one hour oral glucose challenge and a three hour glucose tolerance test. Gestational diabetes is caused when insulin receptors do not function properly. This is likely due to pregnancy-related factors such as the presence of human placental lactogen that interferes with susceptible insulin receptors. 



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Gestational diabetes

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USMLE® Step 1 style questions USMLE

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A 29-year-old woman, G1P0, comes to the office for a routine prenatal visit. She is 28 weeks pregnant, her BMI is 29 kg/m2, and she admits to poor dietary habits. A 50 g glucose challenge test revealed a serum glucose value of 145 mg/dL. Today, she brings a copy of her 3-hour oral glucose tolerance test (GTT) results, which confirm the diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus. Which of the following represents the most appropriate next step in the management of her condition?

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