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Gestational Diabetes - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

What is Gestational Diabetes?

It takes place only during pregnancy. Having a healthy baby is possible despite having gestational diabetes. You would require assistance from your doctor and practicing simple things daily to manage blood sugar levels. You might not have diabetes after the baby has been delivered. Gestational diabetes increases the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, but it doesn’t necessarily have to happen.

CAUSES

The placenta during pregnancy, produces hormones that might lead to sugar build up in the blood. The pancreas generally makes enough insulin so as to counter this rise in sugar. If this fails to happen, the level of blood sugar will increase, which may lead to gestational diabetes.

RISK FACTORS

Here are a few risk factors which increases the likelihood of having gestational diabetes:

  • If your BMI was higher than normal, before the pregnancy
  • The blood sugar level is high, but not enough for it to be diabetes
  • There are other family members who have diabetes
  • You’ve had the condition before as well.

TREATMENT

For treating gestational diabetes, your doctor may ask you:

  • To keep a check on your blood sugar four times or more in a day.
  • To check for ketones in your urine by doing tests.
  • To exercise regularly and make it into a habit.
  • To eat healthy and in accordance with what your doctor suggests.

Your doctor can best advice you if insulin or any other drugs may be required for you after tracking weight changes.

type diabetes
Treatable by medical professional Require medical diagnosis Lab test not required Short-term: resolves within days to weeks Non communicable
Symptoms
Fatigue is the major symptom, but there may not be any symptoms at all Increases urine output

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Popular Questions & Answers

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