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What is Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Pregnancy?

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A condition in which some women are seen to develop high levels of blood sugar during pregnancy is known as gestational diabetes mellitus.

It is common and mostly develops between the 24th and the 28th weeks during pregnancy. [1]

● Can be treated by a doctor
● Medical diagnosis is needed
● Laboratory tests or imaging is required
● It never lasts for a long time and gets resolved within few months

If you have gestational diabetes mellitus in pregnancy, you can still give birth to a healthy baby with medical help and managing blood sugar.

If you were overweight before you became pregnant, have a history of diabetes in your family and medical complications then you are at a high risk of having gestational diabetes mellitus in pregnancy.

Symptoms:

People may experience:

Gastrointestinal: Urge to pee frequently and yeast infection
Most common: Feeling thirsty and very hungry as well as fatigue

Treatment:

Self-care: Eat a healthy and diabetic diet after consulting a doctor. Exercise regularly.

Medications: Anti-diabetic medication to control glucose level in the blood. Insulin is also given in some cases.

Specialists: After checking blood sugar level and perform urine tests if the diabetes is not under control, then you should contact us at mfine. We will provide you with great medical professionals who will help you by treating this medical condition effectively.

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