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<p>Hi everybody,</p>
<p>I have recently had a baby, during this time I had gestational diabetes. Since the birth of my second daughter I have started at college course to become a midwife. I have to produce a research report on gestational diabetes and was wondering if anybody would be wiling to fill in an anonymous questionnaire for me please. If so the questionnaire is below.</p>
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<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="text-align:center;margin-bottom:10pt;"><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';font-size:16pt;">Do women with gestational diabetes produce large babies for their gestational age?</span></span></b></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';"> I am currently studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health Professions at Calderdale College. I am doing a questionnaire for my research project that is surrounding gestational diabetes and whether it produces large babies for their gestational age.</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">All the information from this questionnaire will remain confidential and you will remain anonymous. Once all the required information has been collected the data will be destroyed. All participants must be over the age of 18 years old for ethical reasons.</span></p>
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<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">1) Age?</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">[18 – 20] [21-25] [26-30] [31-35] [36-40] [41 – 45]</span></p>
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<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">2) Ethnicity?</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">[British] [Indian] [African] [Multiple ethnicities] [Other]</span></p>
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<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">3a) Were you advised to go for a gestational diabetes test? (glucose screening)</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">[Yes] [No]</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"> </p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">3b) Who advised you to go for the test for gestational diabetes?</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">[Doctor] [Midwife] [Health Visitor] [Other]</span></p>
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<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">3c) Did you go through with the glucose screening test?</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">[Yes] [No]</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"> </p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">4) What was the gestational age of your baby when born?</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">[Under 30 wks] [31 - 35] [36 – 40]</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"> </p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">5) How much did the baby weigh at birth?</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">[6lb – 6lb15oz] [7lb – 7lb15oz] [8lb – 8lb15oz] [9lb – 9lb15oz] [10lb – 10lb15oz] [11lb – 11lb15oz]</span></p>
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<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">6) How did you feel when you found out you had gestational diabetes?</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">[Relieved that you found out] [unhappy] [Unsure]</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"> </p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">7) How much did you weigh when you were diagnosed?</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">[Under 9st] [9st1lb – 10st] [10st1lb – 11st] [11st1lb – 12st]</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">[12st1lb – 13st] [13st1lb – 14st] [Above 14st1lb]</span></p>
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<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">8) Did the midwife give you help with dealing with the gestational diabetes? (i.e. advice on diet etc.)</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">[Yes] [No]</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"> </p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">9) Did you change your diet when you found out you had gestational diabetes?</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">[Yes] [No]</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"> </p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">10) Have your glucose levels returned back to normal since the birth of your child?</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">[Yes] [No]</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"> </p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">11) How long did it take your glucose levels to return to normal after birth?</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">[1 week] [2 weeks] [1 month] [3 months] [6 months]</span></p>
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<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">12) Do you have a healthy lifestyle since giving birth?</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">[Yes] [No]</span></p>
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<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">13 Do you wonder if the diabetes will ever return?</span></p>
<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';">[Yes] [No]</span></p>
 
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