Pregnant women due to changes in hormonal activity, require higher levels of insulin to keep their blood sugars at normal level. The women who can't produce the required higher insulin levels develop GDM. Usually blood sugars become normal after the delivery in most of the women except few. Up to 40% of women with gestational diabetes develop full-blown diabetes within 5 to 10 years after delivery if they don't maintain healthy lifestyle.
For the baby:
For the mother:
Controlling the blood sugar level is essential to keep the baby healthy and avoid complications during delivery.
Regular blood sugar monitoring, preferably with glucometer is the key and maintain blood sugars at:
Eating the right kind and amount of food is vital:
Exercise is must, if there is no contraindication Aim for 30 minutes of moderate physical activity in a day. Walking and cycling are often good choices during pregnancy. Even ordinary activities like housework and gardening may be helpful.
If diet and exercise aren't enough, insulin injections are required to control the blood sugar levels. For some women, oral medications such as metformin may be given under medical supervision.
Dr. Gade's Diabetes Care Clinic,
Sukhwani Chamber,Near Ratna Hotel,Ambedkar Chowk,
Available on: Tuesday & Friday
Mob. No: 7719907788
Timing:11.00 to 2.00 p.m.