Information Regarding Gestational Diabetes Symptoms Why does gestational diabetes usually occur in pregnant women? Among 2 to 7 percent of expectant women develop gestational diabetes. This condition is considered as the most common health problem during pregnancy. This problem happens when the digestive system breaks down a large amount of the food into the glucose (sugar). This sugar enters into the bloodstream and provides fuel to the body's cells. The glucose within in this disease stays on the blood rather than moving into the cells and obtaining changed to energy. The hormones make it harder for a body to use the insulin and for this reason, the pancreas forcedly need to produce more insulin for the body. Gestational Diabetes doesn't cause any indications but a pregnant woman may do experience some unnecessary weight gain, thirst and hunger, excessive urination or sometimes vaginal infection. This condition is controllable and preventable. In prevention, a pregnant woman must carefully control her blood sugar after diagnosing. This can be distinguished by the glucose tolerance tests to which the doctor checks the mother 13 weeks during her pregnancy. This test includes drinking glucose solution and after an hour, a blood from the vein on arm is taken and the doctor will check and examine the glucose level. When the sugar (glucose) level is above 140mg/dl, the pregnant woman will performed another set of test called 3 hour glucose tolerance-test. This test and examination includes diet (eating only an amount of 150 g of carbohydrate foods in a day 3 days after the test. Untreated Gestational Diabetes can imply problems to her baby. This problem includes very large or extra fat new born baby which will make the delivery more dangerous for both, low blood sugar after birth or problems in breathing. Working tightly to your health-care team may help you in delivering a healthy baby. There are other steps to obtain your glucose level on its target range. Learn to manage your glucose level by means of meal plan. In this method a dietitian will prescribed as well as advised you to limit or lessen eating sweets, eat 1-3 snacks daily, have a three balance or small meals a day, more careful in eating food rich n carbohydrates and always includes fiber in the meal such as vegetables and fruits or cereals and bread. Other steps such as having a daily exercise or physical activity like walking, monitoring your sugar level, having insulin injections regularly and maintaining healthy body can be helpful in preventing gestational diabetes. This type of diabetes is gone after giving birth but chances of returning back may occur in her future pregnancies.