Gestational diabetes is a common complication of high blood sugar (glucose) that develops during pregnancy and affects about 6% of pregnancies worldwide. In India, as an estimate about 4 million women are suffering from Gestational diabetes.
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Complications or Risk Factors
Signs or symptoms
Usually, no signs or symptoms are noticeable to most of the women.
Whenever a woman plans to get pregnant she must consult a doctor to evaluate any risk of gestational diabetes.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Once pregnancy is confirmed, the gynecologist will suggest testing for gestational diabetes as a part of routine prenatal care. In case a woman has been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, she needs to go for more frequent checkups especially during the last three months of pregnancy for her blood sugar and fetus health examinations.
As a part of the treatment plan, the physician may recommend monitoring blood sugar daily. Insulin is given when there is trouble in controlling blood sugar levels. In various pregnancy complications, more tests can be prescribed to examine the functioning of the placenta and fetus health.
Right after delivery, a healthcare professional will again examine blood sugar level to make sure it has returned to normal. This blood sugar examination needs to be repeated after every six weeks.
Generally, in gestational diabetes, it is recommended to test blood sugar level regularly at least every three years.
This is a study on ‘Neglected symptoms of heart failure presented as peripartum cardiomyopathy: a case of maternal near-miss’. https://goo.gl/7b4E5H