Gestational diabetes is diabetes diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy (gestation). Like other types of diabetes, gestational diabetes affects how your cells use sugar (glucose). Gestational diabetes causes high blood sugar that can affect your pregnancy and your baby’s health.
If you have gestational diabetes, your baby may be at increased risk of:
Higher than normal blood sugar in mothers can cause their babies to grow too large. Very large babies — those who weigh 4 Kgs or more — are more likely to become wedged in the birth canal, have birth injuries or need a C-section birth.
High blood sugar may increase women's risk of early labor and delivery before the due date. Or early delivery may be recommended because the baby is large.
Babies born early to mothers with gestational diabetes may experience respiratory distress syndrome — a condition that makes breathing difficult.
Sometimes babies of mothers with gestational diabetes have low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) shortly after birth. Severe episodes of hypoglycemia may cause seizures in the baby. Prompt feedings and sometimes an intravenous glucose solution can return the baby's blood sugar level to normal.
Babies of mothers who have gestational diabetes have a higher risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes later in life.
higher time in range, healthier the baby – lower the risk of you developing Type 2 diabetes
reduce your chances of fall due to dizziness
A1c changes only once in 3 months but estimated A1c and show you your sugar control trend
High sugars can cause your immunity to go down. So better sugar control ensures fewer infections + better healing
With your blood sugar under 24×7 monitoring, you can modify your diet and activities to keep yourself and your baby healthy with expert help from Dr Mohans.
We have the country’s most skilled and experienced clinical and paraclinical personnel ably supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure to extend personalised services, expert advice on nutrition and diabetic products. At Dr Mohan’s, we understand every patient is unique and, therefore, we are committed to providing you with customised treatment solutions for your varied needs.
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