Pregnancy Diabetes Clinic

Diabetes which is seen in pregnant women is termed Gestational diabetes. Gestational Diabetes is diagnosed for the first-time during pregnancy and it causes high blood sugar that can affect your pregnancy and the health of the baby. Controlling blood sugar can help you keep up with your baby’s health and prevent any complications during delivery. A woman who acquires gestational diabetes usually returns to normal sugar level soon after the delivery. But it also increases the risk of acquiring type 2 diabetes hence, one needs to be tested more often for tracking the blood sugar levels.

Gestational Diabetes doesn’t show noticeable signs and symptoms other than increased thirst or frequent urination. Hence one doesn’t look through the symptom then consult the doctor; rather pregnant women generally go through the diagnosis for gestational diabetes as part of prenatal care.


What is the Cause of Gestational Diabetes?

An exact reason for acquiring gestational diabetes is not yet quoted by the researchers. But the reason the blood sugar rises is that during pregnancy the hormone level changes making your body harder to process the blood sugar efficiently.


How is Gestational Diabetes Diagnosed?

It is diagnosed with a blood test. If the blood sugar level is high, then you have gestational diabetes. Sometimes even this single test is enough to make a definitive diagnosis. In some cases, an official screening test is done followed by a longer evaluation of the condition.

What are the Risk Factors related to Pregnancy Diabetes condition?

Several risk factors which are associated with gestational diabetes, include:

  • Being overweight
  • Having a parent or sibling with diabetes
  • Giving birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds
  • Having had gestational diabetes in the past
  • Having glucose in your urine


Your Baby and Gestational Diabetes

There are various ways in which Gestational diabetes can affect your baby. The first and foremost is the High birth weight. As the child is exposed to higher sugar levels from the maternal bloodstream it can result in a high weight of the baby at the time of birth. A larger baby can bring complications for the mother and the baby himself during the delivery. The other effect that may be present in the child is Low blood sugar. If the mother’s blood sugar is elevated during the pregnancy the baby may have hypoglycemia exactly after birth, that is your baby may have low blood sugar.

These complications are temporary, and your doctors will accordingly monitor and provide the best possible treatments to the baby and the mother.


How can one prevent gestational Diabetes?

Guaranteed prevention for gestational diabetes is not possible, but the healthier habits a pregnant woman adopts before pregnancy, the better. If in case you've had gestational diabetes, adopting some healthy choices may also reduce your risk of having it again in future pregnancies or even developing type 2 diabetes in the future.

  • Make sure you start your pregnancy at a healthy weight. Plan to get pregnant once you shed the extra weight to help achieve a healthier pregnancy. Make long-lasting changes in your eating habits that can help you through pregnancy.
  • Adopt Healthy Eating Habit- Add a nutrition-rich diet to your daily routine. You’re your food accordingly with a mix of fiber-rich and low in fat food items. Focus on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Make your food interesting to achieve your goals without compromising taste or nutrition. Watch portion sizes.
  • Keep active. Exercising before and during pregnancy can help protect you from developing gestational diabetes. Taking a brisk daily walk or a routine workout routine during your pregnancy can help you through a smooth pregnancy phase.
  • Extra Weight than suggested- Gaining weight during pregnancy is very common and even healthy but to a stage where it doesn’t risk gestational diabetes. Consult your doctor what a reasonable amount of weight gain is during the pregnancy and diagnose during your routine checkup if you are on track or not.

Now Get to know more about Pregnancy Diabetes conditions directly from expert doctors and physicians. During pregnancy special diabetes care is needed, a high glucose level of a mother might harm a child in her womb, we understand this. Totall Clinic with its special care unit for pregnancy specialists provides pregnancy diabetes treatment in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Every pregnant female should have a diabetes test during pregnancy, because during pregnancy glucose may go high, and this may have bad effects on the child in the womb.

TOTALL has special care unit Pregnancy Diabetes Clinic for diabetes patient during pregnancy

During pregnancy special diabetes care is needed, a high glucose level of a mother may harm a child in her womb, so in Pregnancy Diabetes Clinic expert doctors keep eye on the glucose level of the patient and manage glucose level

  • Pregnancy Counseling in Diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Diabetes Screening in Pregnancy
  • Post Delivery Diabetes Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions

Pregnancy with Diabetes, Precautions, and treatment

If someone wants to plan pregnancy with Diabetes, it is a must to the doctor before doing so. If few rules are followed, a successful pregnancy is possible even with Diabetes.

The two most important rules are:

  • To plan pregnancy only when the sugar level is average; otherwise, high blood glucose or sugar level may harm the baby

  • Most of the medicines used to treat Diabetes are not permitted during pregnancy. In addition, treatment for blood pressure, cholesterol also needs revision. Therefore, its essential to consult a doctor, get switched to safe pregnancy medications, and only then plan pregnancy

The safest option for glucose control during pregnancy is Insulin. Since Insulin is a hormone produced in the body to control glucose levels, it is considered an ideal treatment. Insulin works only in the mother and does not lower the glucose of the baby. While tablets to treat diabetes reach to baby and thus not allowed to be used for pregnancy, diabetes treatment

As soon as the pregnancy test is positive, regular checking of glucometer is a must. Suppose glucose levels are not on target. Insulin therapy has to be further intensified. It is recommended to check glucose with the help of a glucometer daily four times that is an empty stomach, two hours after breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Insulin dose should be adjusted as per glucose numbers.

Insulin is given with the help of a pen device. Depending on glucose trend, a patient may need once daily to 4 times daily pricks of Insulin

  • IFasting: 60 – 95 mg

  • 2 hour after every meal: 100 – 120 mg

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