What are the symptoms of gestational diabetes in pregnancy women?

Gestational diabetes are presents during pregnancy when women body in pregnancy unable to cope with the more demands of insulin production can results of high blood glucose levels. This diabetes can managed by monitoring blood  glucose levels, regular physical exercises and healthy eating plan.

How gestational diabetes developed?
During the pregnancy of the women body needs to produced the large amount of insulin to keep her blood glucose level around the average and if her body unable to produced more insulin as required to meet her needs the gestational diabetes will developed.

Risk of gestational diabetes

Between three and eight per cent of pregnant women develop gestational diabetes. It is usually detected around weeks 24 to 28 of pregnancy, sometime it can develop earlier.

Certain women are at increased risk of developing gestational diabetes.
  • are over 30 years of age
  • have a family history of type 2 diabetes
  • are overweight or obese
  • are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent
  • are of particular cultural groups, such as Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Middle Eastern, Polynesian and Melanesian
  • have previously had gestational diabetes
  • take some antipsychotic or steroid medications
  • have previously had a baby whose birth weight was greater than 4,500 grams (4.5 kg)
  • have had a previous complicated pregnancy.

Symptom of gestational diabetes
Gestational diabetes doesn't cause noticeable signs or symptoms. If symptoms do occur, they can include:
  • unusual thirst
  • excessive urination
  • tiredness
  • thrush (yeast infections).

Note: We recommend you to see the doctor  when you first think about trying to get pregnant — so your doctor can evaluate your risk of gestational diabetes as part of your overall childbearing wellness plan. Once you're pregnant, your doctor will address gestational diabetes as part of your prenatal care. If you develop gestational diabetes, you may need more-frequent check-ups. These are most likely to occur during the last three months of pregnancy, when your doctor will monitor your blood sugar level and your baby's health.
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