Gestational diabetes happens during pregnancy and generally goes away once baby is born. It makes you more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, but it does not necessarily happen in all cases.
During pregnancy, the placenta makes hormones which may lead to a build-up of sugar in your blood. Usually pancreas produce enough insulin to stabilize that. However if enough insulin is not produced then blood sugar levels will rise and leads to gestational diabetes.
Who are at Risk?
Ladies who are overweight before pregnancy.
African-American, Asian, Hispanic, or Native American.
Family History of diabetes
Past history of gestational diabetes
OGTT (Oral Glucose Tolerance Test) is the test of choice for diagnosis.
If results are normal but patient has a high risk of getting gestational diabetes, she may need a follow-up test later to make sure she still doesn’t have it.
Treatment of Gestational Diabetes
Eat a healthy diet as per doctor’s recommendations
Make exercise a habit
Your doctor check and let you know if you need to take insulin or other medicine
Oral Hypoglycaemic Agents
Treatment in Alternative Medicine
Safoof e Zyabeetus
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