Diabetes in Pregnant Women

During pregnancy a woman’s body undergoes several changes including being less responsive to insulin. Your pancreas will produce more, and sometimes this can increase the blood glucose level resulting in gestational diabetes. Obesity and having close family members who suffered the same condition can put you in a high risk of getting this.

This can lead to complications like miscarriage, or affect the development of the fetus which is very devastating for the parents. It can be managed by maintaining your blood sugar level and closely monitoring it. Exercise and checking your weight can also help you, as well as drinking plenty of water and choosing food rich in fiber. A few weeks after delivering the baby, your blood glucose level will most likely return to normal. Most women with gestational diabetes have a high chance of developing this again in the next pregnancy. Learn to take care of yourself because it is not just you anymore, your baby needs a loving and healthy mother.

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