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Gestational Diabetes Tag

Cracking the Code: Unraveling Causes and Treatments of Gestational Diabetes

Causes of high blood sugar in pregnant women Basic cause: Some pregnant women acquire gestational diabetes as a result of a variety of physiological changes that occur to them after conception, including increased glucose requirements, increased insulin resistance, and relatively insufficient insulin secretion. Predisposing factors: - Pregnant factors: Overweight or obese, multiparous, having gained excessive weight before getting pregnant, being short in stature, having a low birth weight, being polycystic, and...

Gestational Diabetes Got You Freaked Out? Here’s What You Need to Know

(2021) reported the global prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) was 14.7% based on the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) criteria, the most used screening method worldwide. Meaning that one in five pregnant women may be affected. a woman with high blood sugar during pregnancy. Both the mother and the fetus are seriously affected by gestational diabetes. Diabetes has over 100 complications that can include blindness,...