Gestational Diabetes | Nucleus Health

Gestational Diabetes | Nucleus Health


If you have gestational diabetes during your pregnancy the level of sugar in your bloodstream is higher than normal. The sugar in your blood is called glucose. A hormone in your body called insulin
acts like a key in a lock when it attaches to receptors on your cells. The insulin opens your cells
so glucose can enter them. Now your cells can use the glucose to produce the energy they need
to function properly. A gland called the pancreas makes all the
insulin your cells need to use glucose. The exact cause of gestational diabetes isn’t known. However, the organ that attaches your baby
to your uterus, called the placenta, makes hormones that may prevent insulin
from letting glucose into your cells. As a result the glucose in your blood
rises above normal levels in a condition called hyperglycemia. Hyperglycemia is the hallmark
of any type of diabetes. If your blood glucose levels are not
kept in the normal range you may develop complications
such as high blood pressure. In addition you have an increased risk
for premature birth. and cesarean birth, in which your doctor
delivers your baby through an incision in your abdomen. Your baby may also be at risk
for complications shortly after birth including excessive birth-weight, called macrosomia low blood sugar, called hypoglycemia a yellow color of your baby’s skin,
called jaundice and difficulty breathing. Gestational diabetes usually goes away
after your baby is born The goal of treating gestational diabetes
is to keep your blood glucose in your normal target range. You can do this by creating a healthy
eating plan with your health care provider or a registered dietitian. Physical activity and exercise can
also help you keep your blood glucose level within your normal target range. Your doctor may ask you to regularly
check your blood glucose level with a glucose meter. To check your blood glucose level you
will insert a test strip into your glucose meter. Then you will stick your finger and
place a drop of blood onto the test strip. The glucose meter will measure and
display your blood glucose level. If you have gestational diabetes the
American Diabetes Association recommends the following target ranges
for blood glucose level: 95 or less before a meal 140 or less one hour after a meal and 120 or less two hours after a meal Check with your doctor for your specific
target range. If diet and exercise are not able to
keep your blood glucose level within your normal target range your caregiver may prescribe
insulin for you, and show you how to give
yourself insulin shots. You can help prevent
gestational diabetes by getting preconceptual counseling in
which you meet with your obstetrician before you get pregnant to plan a
healthy pregnancy, losing excess pounds before you get
pregnant, getting regular exercise before and
during your pregnancy, and eating healthy foods.

24 Replies to “Gestational Diabetes | Nucleus Health”

  1. Soy docente y al igual que Andrea y otros apoyo la traducción al castellano de los videos; sería una buena forma de democratizar… los mismos. Gracias.

  2. Sometimes pts with GDM come out with diabetic type II after the labour. Some are came back to normal.

    This video the pathofisiology said that, MAYBE hormone from placenta prevent pancreas to release Insulin, may i know kind of hormone?

    Sorry for this bad english.

  3. The great news is you may lower your blood sugar and get rid of diabetes whileeven though} you think your diabetes as a life sentence.

  4. this made my day sad found out I have to go through the 3 hour blood work soon because of it . hopefully after retest they day I don't have it.but I'll do whatever to make sure my twins are healthy

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