Thursday, 4 May 2017

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes is a condition that develops only during pregnancy when the sugar levels are very high and the body isn’t able to produce enough insulin to break it down. It is a temporary condition and women get over the diabetes after giving birth. However, if you’ve had gestational diabetes, you’re a higher risk of developing it again during subsequent pregnancies, and also later in life.

What Are The Symptoms Of Gestational Diabetes?

Normally gestational diabetes doesn’t show any symptoms. Some of the early symptoms include fatigue, frequent urination, blurred vision and an unexplained weight loss.
Gestational diabetes usually develops in the second trimester and gets detected only during a glucose screening test. This routine preliminary test is done between 24 and 28 week and ff this turns out positive, a follow up test – Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) is done to re-confirm gestational diabetes.

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