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I’m currently pregnant and my OBGYN is clueless on how to care for patients who have had Bariatric Surgery.. she wants me to do a glucose challenge test to check for gestational diabetes. I’m supposed to drink 75grams of glucose.. obviously it will cause me dumping syndrome. She didn’t know what dumping syndrome is and asked me to look for an alternative because the HbA1C wouldn’t give her a clear indication of gestational diabetes. Anyone with experience here?

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Tell them if you don't display any obvious signs you'll skip that testing , if there develops a risk, you'll keep them posted.

Honestly, they should be looking for the alternative. That's what medical training and degrees usually indicate their ability to do...

Edited by GreenTealael

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I'm currently pregnant also. I'm almost 13 weeks. My obgyn has me checking my blood sugar with a glucose meter 4x a day for two weeks to check for gestational diabetes. My obgyn also sent me to a diabetes education class to learn how to use the glucose meter and also what foods to eat. Maybe mention this to your obgyn as a possible option for you. You may also want to find an obgyn that has more experience with treating bariatric patients. Good luck and congrats on your pregnancy 😊

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