Diabetes has become such a common disease these days that we can find every second person suffering from diabetes, and this due to improper diet and lack of exercise. Gestational diabetes is a kind of disease, which can be found in about four percent of women who are expecting as examined by the American institute of diabetes. This disease occurs when the glucose level of the blood rises at the time of pregnancy, according to the research it has been noticed that there are around 136,000 cases of this disease registered every year. If a woman undergoes suffering from diabetes during the pregnancy period then she may get infected by second kind of diabetes at the later stage of her life.
This disease vanishes after delivery, but it is not a permanent solution, as the affected woman gets infected by second type of diabetes later in the entire lifespan. This problem mainly develops due to the hormones as they are triggered during pregnancy and then stops the liver so that it is less anti to insulin.
Proper treatment and care are required at this time period so that no harm is caused to the baby. If proper medication is not given to the patient suffering from gestational diabetes it may at times result in death of fetal, and also there can be many complications after and at the time of pregnancy.
The professionals have stated that this disease produces additional glucose to pass through the sufferer’s bloodstream to the placenta. And as the glucose arrives at the placenta; it acts as a source and the pancreas of the fetus produces an additional quantity of insulin. The additional quantity of insulin will activate the unnecessary growth of the fetus. As the size of the baby increases inside the mother’s womb, it can be difficult to have a normal delivery. It is commonly noticed that women suffering from this disease very often deliver babies who are overweight.
Apart from the fact that the babies develop very fast in the mother’s womb, there are also chances of having early delivery that it is much before the due date. Babies who are born very early before the time period may go through respiratory anguish disorder, if the baby is suffering from a grave respiratory disease than proper medication is required, the newborn may require aid to breathe and there are some babies who are been addicted to respirators soon after their birth. Apart from diseases that are caused during the birth of a baby, babies who are born to mother’s suffering from gestational diabetes have chances to suffer from growth problems for a longer period. And sometimes the child may get affected to diabetes later in their lifespan.