Spread the love

Gestational Diabetes | Risks, Reason and Prevention

What is Gestational Diabetes | Details about Gestational Diabetes | Preventive measures for Gestational Diabetes | Gestational Diabetes during Pregnancy

Gestational Diabetes What is Gestational Diabetes Risks involved in Gestational Diabetes Prevention of Gestational Diabetes Causes for Gestational Diabetes Common Factors in Gestational Diabetes Gestational Diabetes during pregnancy Pregnancy Woman Life Style

In India, nearly 15% of women suffer from Gestational Diabetes during pregnancy. It is important to take care of our health during pregnancy all the more because of its matter of 2 lives’ health. With certain care and precautions, this can be avoided and this article would throw some light on the generic ways to tackle it.

(Don’t forget the watch the video at the end of this article)

Check the below useful links from our blog

What is Gestational Diabetes?

Women experience hormonal and metabolic changes during pregnancy in order to meet the nutrient and oxygen requirements of the fetus. During this time pancreas in our body needs to produce 3 times extra insulin in order to convert glucose to the energy required for the fetus and ourselves, and generally, it happens in most of all woman’s bodies. Some women who fail to produce that extra insulin won’t be able to convert the glucose to energy and this causes extra sugar to build up in the blood which is referred to as Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.

Risks due to Gestational Diabetes

This can be treated and kept under control but you may know that this can lead to pre-eclampsia (bleeding, liver issues, kidney failure), stillbirths, fetal macrosomia (overweight baby), need for the C section. The post-delivery baby may suffer jaundice, hypoglycemia(low blood sugar levels), respiratory distress, and a higher risk of mom and baby both suffering from Type 2 Diabetes.

Common factors for Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes What is Gestational Diabetes Risks involved in Gestational Diabetes Prevention of Gestational Diabetes Causes for Gestational Diabetes Common Factors in Gestational Diabetes Gestational Diabetes during pregnancy Pregnancy Woman Life Style

  1. Over 25 or Overweight.
  2. Family history with type 2 Diabetes.
  3. Women suffering PCOS.
  4. Gestational Diabetes during the last pregnancy.
  5. Gaining too much weight during pregnancy.
  6. Unhealthy food & sleeping habits.

Preventing Gestational Diabetes

These are very common suggestions for any pregnant mom, but reiterating for the benefit of you all.

  • Plan a diet with 25% Protein + 25% Carbs + 50% Fruits & Vegetables. Avoid junk foods completely and mind your sugar intake.

Gestational Diabetes What is Gestational Diabetes Risks involved in Gestational Diabetes Prevention of Gestational Diabetes Causes for Gestational Diabetes Common Factors in Gestational Diabetes Gestational Diabetes during pregnancy Pregnancy Woman Life Style

  • Get your physical activity done. Join prenatal yoga classes or just continue to practice your regular fitness regime keeping the limitations of pregnancy.

    Gestational Diabetes What is Gestational Diabetes Risks involved in Gestational Diabetes Prevention of Gestational Diabetes Causes for Gestational Diabetes Common Factors in Gestational Diabetes Gestational Diabetes during pregnancy Pregnancy Woman Life Style

  • Get your Glucose Screening done on time. In the 5th or 6th month, pregnant mom is generally asked to take this blood sugar test. The general procedure currently followed is – Pregnant mom is asked to take 75 gm of Glucose with water and a Sugar test is done post two hours. It is advised not to have anything in between.

If you are tested with Gestational Diabetes make sure to follow all the above-mentioned and medication as advised by your Gynecologist. Remember this is not life-threatening to you or your child when controlled. Post-delivery, you and baby both shall be tested and taken care of by the medical team. Do necessary lifestyle changes and you shall be good.

Video: Gestational Diabetes | Risks, Reason and Prevention

english subscribe to youtube totsandmoms

Gestational Diabetes | Risks, Reason and Prevention

Gestational Diabetes What is Gestational Diabetes Risks involved in Gestational Diabetes Prevention of Gestational Diabetes Causes for Gestational Diabetes Common Factors in Gestational Diabetes Gestational Diabetes during pregnancy Pregnancy Woman Life Style

Thank you for reading this article. For regular updates please join our InstagramKannada Instagram Page, Facebook PagePinterest, and our YouTube Channel. You can also join our Facebook Group for regular discussions. Please don’t forget to leave a comment below.


Spread the love