Pathophysiology of Gestational Diabetes

Most likely, if you are reading this, you probably had or are suffering from diabetes during pregnancy. You might be worried about your baby, but that means you are going to be a great, loving mother. It is important to know what you do during pregnancy and afterwards, so that you may set you and your child up for a healthy and fulfilling life. But as you’ll soon discover, much of it is hormone related. Read on to understand the body before, during, and after Gestational Diabetes to understand how the body works and what you can do about it.

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How Do I Know If I Have Gestational Diabetes?

What have you heard about Gestational Diabetes? If you’re just curious, have a history of this, or just simply want more information, here we take a look at how diabetes during pregnancy is tested and diagnosed.

Doctors started seeing really large babies when they were born, and after many studies, it became clear that higher sugars were causing the babies to gain too much weight. Criteria has been established to screen for diabetes during pregnancy to prevent larger babies and make delivery easier. It is now standard to check every pregnant woman for diabetes. 

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Treatment Options for Diabetes During Pregnancy

Early diagnosis and treatment of gestational diabetes is associated with improved short and long term outcomes for mother and fetus. There are many treatments for gestational diabetes, from pills to injections, but different treatments may be safer than others. Here we will discuss some of the options out there to keep you and your baby safe during pregnancy. 

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Staying Healthy with Gestational Diabetes

When you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, you may feel scared for your child or lost without knowing where to begin. But always know that your gestational diabetes can be controlled and outcomes for your child will significantly improve if you stick to a diligent routine of eating, monitoring your blood sugar, and exercise. Though medications may be necessary depending on your individual hormone fluctuations, many women find their overall health is better than usual when following a routine like this during and even after pregnancy. 

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