Diabetes in Pregnancy

Once the diagnosis of gestational diabetes (GDM) has been made, it is time to commence glucose monitoring. The aim is to maintain fairly tight control of your blood sugar levels ( a Blood Sugar Level between 3.5 - 7.5).

Initially, you will check your blood sugar level just before each main meal (lowest level) and 2 hours after each main meal (peak level). You will also commence a diabetic diet which is organised through a dietician (nutritionist).
If you follow the correct diet and your sugars are not well controlled - it is not your fault. The hormones in pregnancy are to blame and you have no control over this.

Some of the potential problems which can occur in the mother are:
Some of the potential problems which can occur in the baby are:
This is not meant to be a complete list but should alert you to the fact that this can be a serious condition.

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