Gestational diabetes (GDM)

Gestational diabetes mellitus is a resemblance of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is found in about 3-10% of pregnancy cases and has a chance of disappearing post-delivery. Nevertheless, 5-10% of women are found to have gestational diabetes post pregnancy. GDM is curable with a proper medical direction. Although, it is fleeting untreated GDM can harm the health of the mother or fetus. Risks to the baby include abnormalities of central nervous system and congenital heart, shoulder dystocia, destruction of red RBC, respiratory distress syndrome and high levels of blood bilirubin.

  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Dietary changes
  • Macrosomia
  • Labor induction
  • Foetal surfactant production
  • Fluctuations in the placental hormone and causes

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