Gestational Diabetes Specialists Near Me in El Cajon, CA

20 | 46 results
5.0
(29)
Urgent care
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS
  • Highly rated
"She listened very well and responded to my issue quickly. Would highly recommend."
Family medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS
4.8
(574)
Family medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS
  • Loyal patients
"Joseph was fantastic, attentive caring and knowledgeable. By far the best provider I have ever seen."
5.0
(30)
Adult health
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS
  • Highly rated
"She was fantastic. Definitely sticking with her for future appointments. :)"
4.9
(143)
Internal medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS
  • Popular
"Dr. Ike was very kind and understanding, he listened to my concerns and addressed them thoroughly. I particularly liked that in such a short window of time he made me feel comfortable and comfortable and confident in his abilities as a provider. I would recommend to my loved ones."
4.9
(251)
Family medicine
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS
  • Loyal patients
"Deanna was amazing, very personable and professional at the same time. I would totally see her again if I was in need as she heard my needs, gave me options, then let me choose. Fantastic interaction!"
5.0
(77)
Family medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS
  • Highly rated
"Jacinta is great. Friendly, polite, and I felt like I could tell her anything I needed to. What a great service, thank you"
3.3
(3)
Family medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS
5.0
(107)
Family medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS
  • Highly rated
"Judy Rook is very professional and accommodating. I would recommend her to my family members for urgent care needs. Judy is very informative as well."
5.0
(2)
Family medicine
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS
5.0
(181)
Internal medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS
  • Popular
5.0
(31)
Family medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS
  • Highly rated
5.0
(9)
Family medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS
  • Highly rated
"Althea was prompt and courteous. She asked relevant question to check that I knew my prescription medication. Very patient and the process was easier than waiting for my GP."
5.0
(9)
Family medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS
  • Highly rated
Urology
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS
5.0
(91)
Family medicine
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS
  • Popular
"Very informative and helpful! Our video visit far exceeded my expectations. She demonstrated sincere concern and desire to help!"
5.0
(2)
Internal medicine
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS
5.0
(1)
Family medicine
  • $5 MEDS
4.9
(76)
Urology
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS
  • Popular
4.9
(293)
Adult health
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS
  • Highly rated
"Super personable and very efficient. Highly recommend! The entire process was so easy which is exactly what you want when you aren't feeling well!"

About Gestational diabetes

Back to the top

Gestational diabetes (GD) is a form of diabetes that appears in pregnant women. Your body’s response to hormone changes (specifically insulin) during pregnancy can affect your body’s ability to control blood sugar levels, which can make blood sugar rise. This may result in gestational diabetes.

Gestational diabetes commonly appears in the middle of pregnancy, usually around weeks 24-28. However, women who are at higher risk of GD should be screened earlier in pregnancy.

In most women, gestational diabetes results in unnoticeable or relatively mild symptoms.

Between 2-10% of women are diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy. While there is no singular cause of the condition, there are several risk factors that may increase the likelihood of developing gestational diabetes.

Risk factors for gestational diabetes include:

  • Age (women over the age of 25 are more likely to develop gestational diabetes)
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • Prediabetes or personal history of GD
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Previous birth of a baby weighing more than 9 lbs
  • Race: Women of African, Asian, Hispanic, Native American or Pacific Island descent are more likely to develop gestational diabetes

Even though the symptoms of GD are mild, the condition can lead to serious complications for your baby and you, if left untreated.

GD can lead to complications such as:

  • Excessive birth weight
  • Cesarean birth (C-section)
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in the baby
  • Preterm birth
  • Obesity
  • Pre-eclampsia: Characterized as high blood pressure (gestational HTN) and internal organ damage in the mother during pregnancy
  • Future diagnosis of diabetes in the child and mother
  • Stillbirth

Even though it can lead to serious complications, GD can be effectively treated through blood sugar monitoring, medication, and lifestyle changes. If you are experiencing a sudden onset of the symptoms listed above, talk to your doctor about a screening test for gestational diabetes.

Treatment Options

Doctors and providers on Sesame offer the following medications often used to treat {{ searchTerm }} for just $5 with free delivery. Book a visit today to discuss if the following medication can be part of a treatment for {{ searchTerm }}.

Note that all prescriptions are at your provider's discretion.

Below are common treatment options for GD. During your appointment, talk to your doctor about the treatment plan that’s right for you.

Availability
Credentials
Provider specialty
Provider gender
Language
  1. Home
  2. El Cajon, CA
  3. Complaint
  4. Gestational diabetes