Gestational Diabetes - All About It
- Gestational diabetes usually disappears soon after delivery.
- Placental hormones during pregnancy prevent the body from effectively using the insulin it produces in the blood, which leads to gestational diabetes..
- The condition is diagnosed as 'gestational diabetes', whether the woman needs insulin or just adjusts her diet.
Gestational Diabetes Risk Factors:
- family history
- Pre-birth with a relatively high weight baby.
Complications of gestational diabetes:
- Newborn weight gain.
- Low blood sugar immediately after birth.
- Fetal abnormalities.
- Increased risk of pre-eclampsia for the mother.
Gestational diabetes treatment:
- Diet modification.
- Do physical activity.