Gestational Diabetes Menu

Gestational Diabetes menu! So What is it? Why do you need one?

Gestational diabetes occurs when your blood sugar gets too high while you are pregnant.

It usually goes away after the baby is born.

* With diabetes, your body does not make enough insulin or the insulin it makes does not work efficiently. This causes your blood sugar levels to be too high. This can be harmful to you and your unborn child. Controlling your blood sugar is important for the health of your unborn baby.

Gestational Diabetes would usually occur during the last 3 months of pregnancy. but possibly earlier.

Many women with gestational diabetes have no symptoms. But there are some things to watch out for.

The main symptoms would be:

1. Extreme thirst and hunger.

2. High blood pressure.

3. Your blood sugar level is too high.

Your health care practitioner would normally do tests for Gestational Diabetes at around 24-28 weeks, But if he determines there are reasons to do the tests earlier, he may recommend doing them near the beginning of the pregnancy

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