Gestatinal Diabetes

Karla Mauricio

Description

Temporary (in most cases) form of diabetes in which the body does not produce adequate amounts of insulin to regulate sugar durning pregnancy.
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Symptoms

  • Unusual thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Sugar in urine
  • Frequent vaginal, bladder, & skin infection

Risk Involved (If not treated)

  • Large birth weight
  • Premature delivery
  • Increased change of having c-section
  • Slightly increased risk of fetal & neonatal death
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Treatment Options

  • Close monitoring on you & your baby
  • Monitoring of blood glucose levels
  • Diet & Exercise management
  • Insulin therapy, if necessary