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Facts About Gestational Diabetes Every Pregnant Woman Must Know!

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Are you a woman who is already on the way to becoming a mother? Are you planning to have a baby in the future?

If yes, then it is extremely important to be aware of certain health complications that may occur while you are pregnant.

While people believe that one should stay positive and not think about the potential negative health complications, it is also true that a person must always be aware of certain disorders, so that they can seek help before it is too late.

When a women conceives, her body goes through a lot of changes and also, she may be prone to certain disorders that are specific for a pregnant women to develop during pregnancy.

Most of us would already be aware of the metabolic disorder, diabetes, which is quite common and can also be extremely dangerous.

However, not many of us would be aware of gestational diabetes, which is a disorder that affects pregnant women.

So, here are a few facts about gestational diabetes that every woman who wants to have a child must be aware of, have a look.


Fact #1

Gestational diabetes is a disorder that affects pregnant women, in which the blood sugar level shoots up, causing various symptoms.


Fact #2

Gestational diabetes is usually caused by the hormones produced by the placenta, in a woman's body, which can lead to the blood sugar levels shooting up.


Fact #3

Most women with gestational diabetes see no apparent symptoms, so sometimes, they may never realise that they have this disorder, until a blood or urine test is conducted.


Fact #4

Some women do experience certain symptoms such as fatigue, frequent urination, body swelling, etc, which may be confused for the symptoms of gestational diabetes.


Fact #5

Gestational diabetes is usually cured after the woman gives birth; however, in some cases, it may lead to the development of type 2 diabetes later on in the lady's life.


Fact #6

Women who are overweight are more prone to developing gestational diabetes. Also, if diabetes runs in your family, there are greater chances of you developing this disorder.


Fact #7

The treatment for gestational diabetes usually involves healthy lifestyle changes like following a healthy diet pattern and also going in for mild exercising and getting regular blood tests performed.

Story first published: Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 14:08 [IST]
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