Risk of diabetes in pregnancy

Some women often develop a form of diabetes during pregnancy and are referred to as gestational diabetes. Unlike other forms, gestational diabetes usually disappears after the baby is born.

Risk of diabetes in pregnancy

Why should check blood sugar?

Diabetes is caused by the pancreas does not produce enough insulin hormone. Insulin regulates the amount of sugar in the blood and oxygen that can accumulate unused.

The body can produce more insulin than usual to meet the needs of the fetus during pregnancy, especially in the  month period 5th, when pregnancy is developing very fast.

If the mother’s body satisfy the demand exceeds the fetus would lead to suffering from gestational diabetes. The body needs sugar to glucose as well, but too many will make in excess of the developing fetus.

If the fetus is big then will cause labor the mother’s difficulties. With the fetus is too large will be forced to appoint a caesarean and this will increase the risk of jaundice and respiratory diseases in infants after birth.

Only about 2-5% of pregnant women with gestational diabetes. In most cases, the pregnancy can be maintained within the permitted level of blood sugar through diet and exercise. In some cases, women will have to inject additional insulin.

What do you do when repair diabetes tests?

You will need to be fasting for at least 6 hours before the test. At that time, nurses will take blood samples. The first blood sample will be used to measure blood sugar levels in the blood when you are fasting and are called the basic test.

Then you’ll be drinking a cup of sugar, when sugar absorbed into blood, you will be taken 2 times for measuring blood glucose levels and compared them with blood sugar levels in blood samples was 1.

You need not worry if you see ants “interested” to crotch underwear for women that also have some sugar in the urine, although blood sugar is normal.

Who is at risk for gestational diabetes?

The women most at risk are those who are suffering from diabetes or had gestational diabetes during previous pregnancies, births or one or more of the weight of “respectable” when offered life.

Overweight women and women who had miscarriages or pre-eclampsia also are at high risk.

In addition, the following groups of women are also at risk:

– Older mothers (patients tend to develop miscarriage by age.)

– Women with high blood pressure.

– The women who had postpartum overweight.

– The women who have a parent or brother / sister had to inject insulin supplementation.

What to do with diabetes in pregnancy?

Most women with gestational diabetes during pregnancy give birth are normal, healthy. However, 50% of women with gestational diabetes during pregnancy will develop into true diabetes for about 20 years later.

To minimize this risk, you need a special diet during pregnancy and afterwards.
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