What is gestational diabetes?
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance that begins or is first detected during pregnancy.
The detection of gestational diabetes is important because of its associated maternal and fetal complications. According to the ADA guidelines, patients should be screened for risk factors for gestational diabetes during pregnancy at their initial visit.
Gestational diabetes develops because pregnancy increases requirements for insulin secretion while increasing insulin resistance, upping demands on pancreatic β-cells. A woman is considered high risk if she has one or more of the following: marked Obesity, personal history of gestational diabetes, glucose intolerance or glycosuria, or astrong family history of type 2 diabetes, age > 25 years, multiparity, and previous macrosomic or large-for-gestational-age infants (> 9 lb or 4 kg)
All women should be screened for gestational diabetes during pregnancy at 24 – 28 weeks of gestation following standard guidelines.
The best thing for a women who is at 24-28 weeks of gestation to go to Apollo Sugar or any health care facility in out vicinity to take doctor advice and get screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.
Apollo sugar is able to provide entire spectrum of diabetes services for effective Gestational Diabetes Mellitus management