from our patients
Ans: It is the glucose intolerance with onset or 1st recognition during pregnancy
Ans: It is due to the maternal metabolic changes occurring during the pregnancy. Most of which are designed to provide continuous supply of energy and nutrients to the growing fetus as also the nutritional needs of the mother.
Ans: There may not be any major symptoms
Ans: May be a general ill health and also a future chance of being a diabetic later.
It affects the baby in plethora of ways like congenital anomalies if in very early pregnancy, to very big babies, respiratory distress at birth and may be still birth also.
Ans: Most of the times it reverts to normal and in severe cases may be retained as diabetes.
Ans: The following are the risks like obesity, family history of diabetes, member of high ethnic group, elderly gravida, PCOS etc.
Ans: We use a single test called OGCT at the 1st visit of the lady for checkup
Ans: The tests are regular self-monitoring of blood, glucose, Hb AIC (Lab)
Ans: Have to avoid risk factors like obesity and take proper diet (avoiding excess calories) with ample amount of physical activity.