During pregnancy, a certain percentage of women develop a form of diabetes that exists only while a woman is pregnant, even though the pregnant woman never before had any problems with blood sugar.
There are several factors that indicate the likelihood that the pregnant woman will get gestational diabetes:
– A woman older than 35 years
– Family history with gestational diabetes (mother, sister, etc. To have diabetes)
– If you had previous pregnancy gestational diabetes, the risk of recurrence in the next pregnancy is at least 30 percent – Birth of a very large baby
Women who have gestational diabetes during pregnancy are more likely to develop diabetes in their lifetime. About 50 percent of women with gestational diabetes become diabetic in the next 20 years. Infants of women with gestational diabetes also can become obese and diabetics. Gestational diabetes can be treated with the change of diet.Did you learn something?