Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

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mvdiabetes - February 17

Diabetes Gestinal Diabetes Mellitus, glucose intolerance recognized for the first time during pregnancy. During the time of pregnancy every one should follow the correct food and diet and its very important to check for the diabetes of mother to protect her child. Regular exercise will help of the consultant doctor. Causes: Placental hormones, human placental lactogen and placental growth hormone, which are meant to shunt nutrients to the fetus, cause worsening of insulin resistance during the late 2nd trimester, mothers are unable to produce enough insulin to overcome the overwhelming resistance to maintain normal blood glucose levels. So its important to follow up the regular check up at the time of pregnancy: * Every 3 weeks till 28 weeks of pregnancy * Every 2 weeks from 29 weeks to 34 weeks of pregnancy * Every week from 35 wks to term * Every 2 weeks from 29 weeks to term, if not on insulin.

 

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