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Gestational Diabetes and Women

What is gestational diabetes? gestational diabetes is a condition in which your blood sugar levels become high during pregnancy.it affects up to 10% of women who are pregnant in the u.s. each year. What is gestational diabetes? gestational diabetes is a temporary (in most cases) form of diabetes in which the body does not produce adequate amounts of insulin to regulate sugar during pregnancy. it may also be called glucose intolerance or carbohydrate intolerance.in women with gestational diabetes, blood sugar usually returns to normal soon. Women with gestational diabetes mellitus generally have normal blood sugar levels during the critical first trimester. the complications of gdm are usually manageable and preventable. the key to prevention is careful control of blood sugar levels just as soon as the diagnosis of diabetes is made..

The american diabetes association (ada) encourages doctors to routinely screen pregnant women for signs of gestational diabetes. if you have no known history of diabetes and normal blood sugar. What is gestational diabetes? gestational diabetes is a temporary (in most cases) form of diabetes in which the body does not produce adequate amounts of insulin to regulate sugar during pregnancy. it may also be called glucose intolerance or carbohydrate intolerance.in women with gestational diabetes, blood sugar usually returns to normal soon. Many women who have gestational diabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes years later. there seems to be a link between the tendency to have gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes since both involve insulin resistance. however, certain basic lifestyle changes may help prevent diabetes after gestational diabetes. learn about prevention..

Gestational diabetes mellitus. the purposes of this document are to provide a brief overview of the understanding of gdm, review management guidelines that have been validated by appropriately conducted clinical research, and identify gaps in current knowledge toward which future research can be directed.. The american diabetes association (ada) encourages doctors to routinely screen pregnant women for signs of gestational diabetes. if you have no known history of diabetes and normal blood sugar. How is gestational diabetes diagnosed? all women are tested for gestational diabetes, usually at 24 to 28 weeks of pregnancy. if you are at higher risk, you may be tested earlier. the test for gestational diabetes is called an ‘oral glucose tolerance test’ (ogtt). you need to fast for 10 hours (generally overnight, missing breakfast)..

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that is first seen in a pregnant woman who did not have diabetes before she was pregnant. some women have more than one pregnancy affected by gestational diabetes. gestational diabetes usually shows up in the middle of pregnancy. doctors most often test for it between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy.. Gestational diabetes often has no, or very mild, symptoms. hormonal changes in pregnancy, extra weight, or a family history of diabetes also may play a role. being overweight or obese is linked to gestational diabetes. women who are overweight or obese may already have insulin resistance when they become pregnant. gaining too much weight. Many women who have gestational diabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes years later. there seems to be a link between the tendency to have gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes since both involve insulin resistance. however, certain basic lifestyle changes may help prevent diabetes after gestational diabetes. learn about prevention..

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