Diabetes with pregnancy is often categorised as pre-existing and gestational diabetes that may cause problems during pregnancy
Not many people might know the association of Diabetes and Pregnancy, but there is. As it is, pregnancy comes with a lot of responsibility on the mother and the people associated- staying fit is one of them. While everyone is busy providing all the good and the best to the mother, one should also keep in mind the mother’s risks. Sometimes, the individual mother herself and relatives care about the baby a little more than the mother herself, which should not be done ideally. And considering diabetes is one of the leading lifestyle diseases that we all are prone to, we must keep that in check. The past decade has also seen the average age for bearing a child going up, making the mother and the child more susceptible to a disease like diabetes.
Dr Meghana Reddy, Senior Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield, has provided her valuable comments and suggestions for pregnancy with diabetes-
Common Symptoms of Diabetes that can help you track the condition:
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Out of these, being obese affects the chances of diabetes and makes the case more complicated. Let’s see how-
First of all, knowing about diabetes related to pregnancy is a great way to handle and manage everything. While planning for a baby, one can get their sugar levels checked, to find the risk factor. And while during pregnancy, the gynaecologist can help monitor the sugar levels along with your and foetus general health to advise and treat you accordingly.
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From your end, the diet intake, pattern and weight should be managed well during pregnancy to avoid future issues. If needed, a dietician/ nutritionist can be taken help of, too.
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