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A Healthy Pregnancy For Women With Diabetes

PDF Format A Healthy Pregnancy for Women with Diabetes What is diabetes mellitus? Diabetes mellitus (also called "diabetes") is caused by a problem with insulin. Insulin moves glucose out of the blood and into the body’s cells where it can be turned into energy (see the FAQ Diabetes and Women). Pregnancy health care providers often call diabetes that is present before pregnancy "pregestational diabetes." When the body does not make enough insulin or does not respond to it, glucose cannot get into cells and instead stays in the blood. As a result, the level of glucose in the blood increases. Over time, high blood glucose levels can damage the body and cause serious health problems, such as heart disease, vision problems, and kidney disease. How can pregestational diabetes affect my pregnancy? If your diabetes is not managed well, you are at increased risk of several of the complications associated with diabetes. The following problems can occur in women with diabetes: Birth defects High blood pressure Hydramnios—In this condition, there is an increased amount of amniotic fluid in the amniotic sac that surrounds the baby. It can lead to preterm labor and delivery. Macrosomia (ver Continue reading >>

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  1. littlejen

    I read on some message board that a lot of times your levels will drop before going into labor..not sure if it meant like a few hours before going into labor, or a few weeks?? I couldn't find anything to back up this information and was curious.
    My GD is diet controlled, but my numbers have been significantly lower the last several days, and I haven't even been eating that great, so it had me wondering....
    Jennifer

  2. Cindermella

    Here is the deal.
    HcG interfears with your pancreas
    and shortly before you go into labor the HcG your body is producing drops.
    Some women spike at 34 weeks with their sugar woes and then level off. some get better at 34 weeks. Following the pattern of the HcG count.
    The drop is usually right before labor tho. Usually but not always. And then after delivery when the majority of the HcG is out of your system you are curred. Again, usually, not always.
    I kept the diabetes

  3. mousemomof3

    think my levels stayed the same. I was on insolyn right till the end. The will check your sugar levels and the baby sugar levels right after he/she is born.

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