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Important Facts about Gestational Diabetes You Should Know

Important Facts about Gestational Diabetes You Should Know

The bodies of pregnant women require increased insulin production. If the amount of insulin produced is not sufficient, blood sugar level increases and a condition of gestational diabetes mellitus, GDM, develops. It is of utmost importance to try to prevent the development of gestational diabetes and take the proper measures if you discover you have as it can have adverse side effects. Side Effects of GDM The increased blood sugar level affects the baby and can make him/her grow large to a degree that requires a cesarean section. Moreover, a mother suffering from gestational diabetes may give birth to a baby with hypoglycemia who would need to be treated with measures to increase blood sugar levels. If GDM is severe …

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