Gestational diabetes cases are soaring, and you (as well as your baby) might be at risk without even knowing it. Find out what causes it and what all you can do to prevent complications during pregnancy.
Pregnancy is a time of wonder and amazement - and a lot of bodily changes that seem to defy explanation. (Think of the bizarre cravings and food aversions. The weird skin and hair changes. Oh, and your feet will probably get bigger, too.) Many pregnant women experience hormonal mood swings, but for women diagnosed with diabetes - specifically called as ‘gestational diabetes’ - those nine months are packed with crazy blood glucose ups and downs.
Gestational Diabetes usually starts between week 24 and week 28 of pregnancy when the body does not produce enough insulin (the hormone that helps convert sugar into energy) to deal with the increased glucose, or sugar, that’s circulating in your blood to help your baby grow. One of the most common pregnancy complications, gestational diabetes affects one in 10 expectant women — and because it occurs more often among obese women, rates of Gestational Diabetes are increasing along with obesity rates. The good news: While the potential complications from untreated Gestational Diabetes are serious, the condition can be easily managed and treated with homeopathic medicines for diabetes — and as long as it’s diagnosed early and well controlled, it’s not harmful to you or your baby.
What causes Gestational Diabetes?
Gestational diabetes develops when your body isn’t able to produce enough of the hormone insulin during pregnancy. Insulin is necessary to transport glucose - what your body uses for energy - into the cells. Without enough insulin, you can build up too much glucose in your blood, leading to a higher-than-normal blood glucose level and perhaps gestational diabetes.
What increases the risk of getting Gestational Diabetes?
Any woman can develop gestational diabetes, but some women are at greater risk. Risk factors for gestational diabetes include:
Symptoms of Gestational Diabetes
Gestational diabetes doesn’t often cause noticeable symptoms for the mother. Other types of diabetes (eg, type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes) do cause symptoms such as increased thirst, but that is hardly ever noticed in gestational diabetes.
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Because there aren’t often symptoms, it’s very important to be tested for a high blood glucose level when you’re pregnant. (Your doctor will most likely test you for gestational diabetes sometime between the 24th and 28th week.)
Complications of Gestational Diabetes
Most women who have gestational diabetes deliver healthy babies. However, gestational diabetes that's not carefully managed can lead to uncontrolled blood sugar levels and cause problems for you and your baby, including an increased likelihood of needing a C-section to deliver.
Gestational Diabetes can affect your baby at birth and right after birth in following ways –
Gestational diabetes may also increase the mother's risk of having high blood pressure and future diabetes (particularly type 2 diabetes). However, making healthy lifestyle choices such as eating healthy foods and exercising can help reduce the risk of future type 2 diabetes.
Treatment for Gestational Diabetes
According to a research published in the journal Diabetes Care, "the good news is that even if you have Gestational Diabetes, women can have a normal weighing baby, if their blood-glucose levels are kept in control under the clinical supervision".
So, if you are in the sixth month of your pregnancy, don't miss out on getting the test for high blood glucose level done, and take the necessary precautions in case Gestational Diabetes is detected. Till then, the least you can do is to follow a healthy diet routine with regular exercise after consulting a doctor. Homeopathy can be your best bet at this stage – when you’re expecting a baby, diagnosed with gestational diabetes and you don’t want to take any chance/risk with medications that can cause side-effects! And it’s wise to think twice before taking any medication during pregnancy period – all the expecting mothers want their babies to be safe and healthy. Homeopathy medicine for diabetes is not only safe for you; it is safe for your baby as well.
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Homeopathic medicine for diabetes is made from natural substances and has no side-effects. For better results, it is always advisable to take homeopathic medicine for diabetes under the care and guidance of an expert homeopathic physician.
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