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Gestational Diabetes Pregnancy

Planning ahead is important if you want a baby and having type-1 or type-2 diabetes. Diabetes pregnancy needs strict blood glucose control even before pregnancy. If planning for a child, control the blood glucose level near normal for 2 to 3 month before getting pregnancy. Pregnant women who have never had diabetes before but who have high blood glucose levels during pregnancy called gestational diabetes. There are 3 to 8 % of gestational diabetes cases, so it is must to have the blood tested for gestational diabetes during pregnancy which helps the health of both mother and the fetus.

Diabetes Pregnancy Diabetes pregnancy needs strict blood glucose control even before pregnancy. If planning for a child, control the blood glucose level near normal for 2 to 3 month before getting pregnancy. Improperly maintained blood glucose level during pregnancy leads to bigger baby with over weight and causing delivery complications. Also baby may become low blood glucose after birth and may having breathing difficulties.

Gestational diabetes risks Chance of developing gestational diabetes is more if  Having family history of diabetes,  Prior gestational  Gave birth a baby weight more than 9 pounds  Diagnosed as pre-diabetes  Being over weight or obese  Leading sedentary life style.


Gestational diabetes test Gestational diabetes can be diagnosed with testing for blood glucose level, if it is higher than normal then gestational diabetes is confirmed with other tests.

Gestational diabetes treatment Gestational diabetes can be managed easily by smart meals plan, increased physically activity and proper medication or insulin treatment with frequent blood glucose reading as suggested by the doctor.

Gestational diabetes baby Gestational diabetes affects the mother, only after the baby's body has been formed. So no birth defects, but babies may develop low blood glucose and breathing difficulty. The baby may be with over size and weight. The fetus lead a life with high level of glucose inside mother’s body, so baby’s body practiced to secrete high level of insulin. That why after delivery the baby’s blood glucose level drops?

Prevent diabetes type 2 After delivery the blood glucose level mostly returns to normal, still more chance for developing type-2 diabetes, so mother and the child should take preventive measure to avoid diabetes in the later stage of life. They should be careful in their food choices, keep their weight & size low and should be physically active. Follow author’s links for detail information on diabetes symptoms, diabetes causes, diabetes risk factors, carbohydrate metabolism, diabetes organs, diabetes diagnosis test, diabetes help, hypoglycemia, ketoacidosis and diabetes lifestyle changes or diabetes care. Also browse through the site for detailed diabetes information and its treatment by conventional medicine (diabetes medication & Insulin diabetes treatment) and natural diabetes treatments. If diabetes is not treated properly then in long run may cause many diabetes complications.


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