Gestational diabetes mellitus

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What is gestational diabetes mellitus?

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that is first seen in a pregnant woman who did not have diabetes before she was pregnant. For most women with gestational diabetes, the diabetes goes away soon after delivery. When it does not go away, the diabetes is called type 2 diabetes.

Common symptoms reported by people with gestational diabetes mellitus

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with gestational diabetes mellitus

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Mylan-Baclofen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cinnamon Extract)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vyvanse)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with gestational diabetes mellitus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with gestational diabetes mellitus

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Mylan-Baclofen)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cinnamon Extract)
Perceived effectiveness
for gestational diabetes mellitus (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation dry eyes 3 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vyvanse)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
abdominal pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with gestational diabetes mellitus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has gestational diabetes mellitus on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 23
40s 18
50s 8
60s 2
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 9
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 3
Female 54

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 36
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from gestational diabetes mellitus patients who have completed their condition history
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