Subscribe for daily wellness inspiration

Like onlymyhealth on Facebook!

Pregnancy and Diabetes: How It can affect You and your baby

By  ,  National Institute of Health
Jul 13, 2011
4.8 / 5(4 Ratings)

diabetes affect you and your babyWorsen your long-term diabetes complications, such as vision problems, heart disease, and kidney disease increase the

chance of problems for your baby, such as being born too early, weighing too much or too little, and having low blood

glucose or other health problems at birth increase the risk of your baby having birth defects increase the risk of losing your baby through miscarriage or stillbirth

However, research has shown that when women with diabetes keep blood glucose levels under control before and during pregnancy, the risk of birth defects is about the same as in babies born to women who don’t have diabetes.
 
If your blood glucose level is too high, then your baby also gets too much glucose.


Glucose in a pregnant woman’s blood passes through to the baby. If your blood glucose level is too high during pregnancy, so is your baby’s glucose level before birth.

 

Read more articles on Gestational Diabetes


Related Articles
4.8 / 5(4 Ratings)
Write a Review
Post a Comment
Disclaimer +
Though all possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; Onlymyhealth assumes no liability for the same. Using any information of this website is at the viewers’ risk. Please be informed that we are not responsible for advice/tips given by any third party in form of comments on article pages . If you have or suspect having any medical condition, kindly contact your professional health care provider.
Comments
  • Prafulla More10 Oct 2011
    Above mentioned information about diabetes during pregnancy is very important because it can effect both on mother and baby.This kind of information can save someone's life. So your idea of writing this kind of article is really impress me. <a href="http://www.simplehealthguide.com/gestational-diabetes-during-pregnancy">how to control gestational diabetes during pregnancy</a>