gestational diabetes

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Treating gestational diabetes

Finding out you have gestational diabetes can be scary, but don’t worry it is very simple to treat gestational diabetes and to avoid most of its associated complications. We thought we would help you out and have created a step-by-step guideto treating your gestational diabetes. We hope it helps! Step 1: Adjust your diet. If […]

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Complications of gestational diabetes

If you suffer from gestational diabetes both you and your baby are at risk for certain complications during and after pregnancy. However, once effective treatment procedures are followed you can significantly reduce your risksfor these conditions. Mother’s Health Risks: Difficult delivery Increased risk of type 2 diabetes post-pregnancy or in later life C-section delivery Pre-eclampsia […]

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Symptoms of gestational diabetes

Even though 40-60% of all gestational diabetes cases involve absolutely no symptoms, there are still some symptoms you can be on the look out for, especially if you are at risk for gestational diabetes. However, be warned several of these symptoms are in fact normal pregnancy symptoms, so we recommend getting tested between week 24 […]

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Testing for gestational diabetes

As 40-60% of gestational diabetes cases exhibit no symptoms, it is vital for you and your baby’s health that you are tested for the condition between week 24 and week 28 of pregnancy. A blood test is the best way to determine if you are suffering from gestational diabetes, though sometimes a urine test may […]

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Risk factors for gestational diabetes

There are several risk factors for gestational diabetes, which you can see right here. However, you must remember that even if none of these risk factors describe you or your pregnancy you should still be tested for gestational diabetes as it can affect any pregnancy. Likewise, having one or more of these risk factors does […]

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Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is considered the most common health problem associated with pregnancy, affecting between 2 and 18% of all pregnancies. You suffer from gestational diabetes when you have no personal history of diabetes, but suffer with high blood glucose levels during your pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is believed to result from the presence of the pregnancy […]

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Insulin

Insulin is not really a pregnancy hormone so to speak, but it is an important hormone in your body which is affected by pregnancy. Insulin is produced by your pancreas and causes liver, muscle and fat tissue cells to take up glucose from your blood, an important aspect of managing your metabolism. In fact, during […]

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