What are gestational diabetes and its solutions?
Gestational diabetes is diabetes diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy. It can can be managed with diet, life style modifications and medications to lower blood sugar level.
In most patients Diabetes does not show any symptoms or signs. So presence of zero or any symptom along with increased blood sugar levels confirm the diagnosis.
Babies of GDM mothers may have more birth weight, preterm birth and respiratory distress, low blood sugar shortly after birth and hypoglycemic seizures, still birth and obesity/ diabetes later in their life.
Itchy skin can be a sign of diabetes especially if other symptoms are also present and blood sugar levels are elevated from prolonged time.
With time, raised blood sugar levels can damage the blood vessels and nerves that control the heart. Additionally, people with diabetes are also more likely to have other conditions that raise the risk for heart disease such as high blood pressure and deranged cholesterol or triglyceride levels.