Gestational Diabetes

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Gestational Diabetes

Risk Factors Woman over 25 yearsHistory of GDMAfrican Americans, Hispanics, Asians are at greater riskNumber of pregnanciesSedentary lifestyle History of smokingPolycystic Ovarian Syndrom

TREATMENT:-Routine blood glucose monitoring-Dietary changes, exercise, and medication, -If warranted, GDM can be controlled through a proper diet and exercising regularly, but sometimes a woman with GDM may require treatment with insulin.

The placenta supports the baby as it grows. Hormones from the placenta help the baby develop. But these hormones also block the action of the mother's insulin in her body. This problem is called insulin resistance.

Gestational Diabetes

During pregnancy,usually around the 24th week women candevelop gestational diabetes. A diagnos isthe determination of a disease from its signs and symptoms of gestational diabetes this doesn't mean that you had diabetes before you conceived, or that you will have diabetes after giving birth.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's podcast tells expectant moms more about diabetes during pregnancy, or gestational diabetes (GDM). Press Play to listen below


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