Gestational diabetesGestational Diabetes : How to maintain a health pregnancy?
Frequently Asked Questions
Diabetes observed during pregnancy is called gestational diabetes. When you have diabetes, your blood glucose, which is also termed blood sugar, is particularly high. An unhealthy level of glucose in your blood is harmful to both you and your unborn child.
Common factors that results in to Gestational diabetes are:
- Low level of Insulin
- Resistance to insulin action
- Being over weight
- Genetic causes
If a woman’s blood sugar level becomes excessively high (hyperglycemia), she may have a variety of symptoms, including the following:
- Heightened thirst
- The urge to urinate more frequently than normal
- A dry mouth
- Increased fatigue
- Symptoms such as hazy vision
- Genital itching, or thrush
Reduce your weight
- If you are overweight and are considering becoming pregnant, you can reduce your risk of developing gestational diabetes by decreasing your excess weight and increasing the amount of physical activity you do before you become pregnant.
- Talk to your obstetrician about the appropriate amount of weight gain and level of physical activity for you during your pregnancy.
Maintain normal glucose levels
- Regular checking of blood sugar level
- Taking medicine as prescribed by the healthcare professional
- Take healthy diet