Gestational Diabetes: Gestational diabetes can cause many diseases in the unborn child, do not ignore these signs


Gestational Diabetes: Gestational diabetes can cause many diseases in the unborn child, do not ignore these signs


The risk of gestational diabetes in women increases significantly during pregnancy. Due to this, the risk of premature delivery increases, as well as disorders can arise in the unborn child. Know here the important things related to gestational diabetes.

pregnancy Gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy)Gestational Diabetes) is called. During gestational diabetes, the blood sugar level in the woman’s body increases significantly. This condition affects both the mother and the unborn child. During this problem, the increased glucose inside the mother passes through the umbilical cord and reaches the baby’s blood, due to which the blood sugar of the child also increases. Also, due to this, physical or mental disorders can also arise in the baby. Although gestational diabetes is a temporary problem, experts believe that due to this, women are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future. Know here about its signs, reasons and other important information.

symptoms of gestational diabetes

Fatigue, excessive thirst, weight gain, snoring, frequent urination and high blood pressure are commonly counted among the common symptoms of gestational diabetes. On the basis of this, the experts get the diabetes checked. Do not ignore any such signs and contact the specialist immediately.

Which women are at risk of gestational diabetes

Although the problem of gestational diabetes can happen to any woman during pregnancy, but women whose BP is often high, overweight, who have had gestational diabetes in the first pregnancy, whose diabetes has been there in the family history and Women who are older have a higher risk of gestational diabetes.

How does gestational diabetes harm the baby

During gestational diabetes, the baby in the womb stores the extra sugar as fat, so the size of the baby may be larger than normal. Apart from this, the size can cause injury to the baby at birth, premature delivery to the woman, jaundice or difficulty in breathing. Not only this, in the case of gestational diabetes, the risk of developing cerebral palsy, nervous system malfunction, spina bifidia, gout, bladder or heart disease in the child also increases significantly.

What should be the sugar level during pregnancy

According to the American Diabetes Association, the sugar level of pregnant women should be maximum 95 mg/dL without drinking. At the same time, the maximum should be 140 mg / dL one hour after a meal and up to a maximum of 120 mg / dL after two hours of eating.

what to do to protect

, Control the weight and do yoga and exercise regularly as directed by the expert.

, Include things like beans, fish, tofu, dried fruits, olive oil, coconut oil and whole grains in the diet.

, Get gestational diabetes screening done between 24th to 28th week of pregnancy.

, Completely abstain from cold drinks, pastries, sweets, junk food, fast food and spicy things.

, Consult a specialist if the above symptoms appear. Follow their instructions and take medicines on time.

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