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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Gestational Diabetes

This is what my doctor says that i have a gestational diabetes after they get the result for my glocuse test. My blood sugar is 240. Mike said the normal blood sugar is around 180 so it means my bloog sugar is very high. Thats why i really need to get an appointment for diabetes education. It helps me to decrease my blood sugar and to have a healthy baby.
About Gestational Diabetes:
Diabetes is a condition in which the blood sugar level is high because there isn't enough insulin, or insulin isn't working properly. Insulin is a hormone that enables your body to break down sugar (glucose) in your blood to be used as energy.

During pregnancy, various hormones block the usual action of insulin. This helps to make sure your growing baby gets enough glucose. Your body needs to produce more insulin to cope with these changes. Gestational diabetes develops when your body can't meet the extra insulin demands of the pregnancy.

Gestational diabetes usually begins in the second half of pregnancy, and goes away after the baby is born. If gestational diabetes doesn't go away after the baby is born, it's possible that you already had diabetes and that it was picked up during your pregnancy. The other forms of diabetes, called type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, are life-long conditions.
Symptoms:
Gestational diabetes doesn't usually cause any symptoms. However, sometimes you may have symptoms of high blood sugar, such as:
increased thirst
needing to urinate frequently
tiredness

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