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Some women develop a type of Diabetes during pregnancy. This is called Gestational Diabetes and it typically appears during the 24th week of pregnancy. While Gestational Diabetes is not necessarily something that continues after giving birth, if you are diagnosed with it, you will still need to follow a treatment regimen that is similar to Type 2 Diabetes patients’ treatment.
Gestational Diabetes is caused by hormones which are released during pregnancy. These hormones block natural insulin from controlling your blood sugar. As a result, glucose increases in the blood because you cannot use it for energy.
Gestational Diabetes does not cause birth defects, but it can still harm your growing baby. Your baby can develop high blood glucose levels too. The baby’s body deals with this by storing the unusable energy as fat. The baby’s pancreas works overtime to try to deal with the excess blood sugar. A baby born to a mother with untreated Gestation Diabetes has a higher risk of shoulder damage, breathing problems and propensity toward obesity. It is very important to get this Diabetes under control.
Early Detection & Treatment of Gestational Diabetes is necessary to prevent harm to you and your baby. It may or may not go away after you give birth; it sometimes becomes Type 2 Diabetes.
BLOOD GLUCOSE TESTING helps you to monitor your blood sugar level and to treat any spikes before they can cause problems.
WEIGHT LOSS is a vital part of treating Gestational Diabetes. In addition, learning to make healthy food choices is also a factor.
A simple finger prick tells you your blood glucose level
Low starches, low processed sugars and wise carbs
♥ Insulin Injection
You may need to inject yourself with insulin
Regular exercise can help to lower blood glucose levels