Diabetes During Pregnancy

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Increased sugar levels during pregnancy can be cause to concern. It affects mother and baby both. One can handle this condition with proper diet and medication. But there are few more precautions mother needs to take. Read more to know about the same.

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Diabetes During Pregnancy

  1. 1. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (Diabetes in Pregnancy) Author: Ms. Shweta Kate
  2. 2. What is Gestational Diabetes?Gestational Diabetes occur in pregnancy, developing around the 24-28 weeks of pregnancy & ussually resolves after delivery.It affects 3-10% of all pregnancies
  3. 3. Screenings for GDMAll women should screened for GDM at their first medical visit.If Plasma glucose is abnormal, 75gm OGTT Test is done. Normal Levels of OGTT 75 g OGTT Fasting >=92 mg/dl 1 hour >= 180 mg/dl 2 hour >= 153 mg/dl
  4. 4. High Risk Criteria for GDMSevere ObeseWomen >35yrsHistory of GDMPresence of glycosuriaFamily history of type 2 diabetesWomen with Polycystic ovary syndrome
  5. 5. Risk of GDM to MothersCesarean section Preterm labourInfectionsType 2 DiabetesCardio vascular diseasesHypertension
  6. 6. Risk of GDM to BabyBirthDefectsMetabolic ProblemsLarge BabiesObesityDiabetesNeurocognitiveCVD risk
  7. 7. How to Treat GDM? Diet Medications Exercise Diabetes Control Regular Education Monitoring
  8. 8. Post Pregnancy AdviceBreast feeding must be encouragedWeight gain to be avoidedIdeal body weight should be achievedWomen should be screened for type 2 diabetes at 6 weeks after delivery by OGTTIf normal, it should be repeated every 3 year
  9. 9. Remember!Gestational Diabetes is diabetes for TWO, Mother & ChildIf you prevent it, you will prevent it for both!
  10. 10. For any further queries Ask for FREE in Public ForumTo ask any question related to gestational diabetes Ask a DoctorTo know more about Gestational Diabetes Click Here

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