Prashanth Hospitals can boast of being the only clinic which has high end and expert services for treating gestational diabetes.
Gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy (gestation). Like other types of diabetes, gestational diabetes affects how your cells use sugar (glucose). It causes high blood sugar that can affect your pregnancy and your baby’s health.
Any pregnancy complication is concerning but expectant women can help control gestational diabetes by eating healthy foods, exercising and, if necessary, taking medication. Controlling blood sugar can prevent a difficult birth and keep you and your baby healthy.
• Pregnancy does affect the expectant Mother’s body’s glucose processing.
• The body digests the food eaten to produce sugar (glucose) that enters the bloodstream. In response, the pancreas produces insulin.
• During pregnancy, the placenta, which connects your baby to your blood supply, produces high levels of various other hormones which impair the action of insulin in the cells, raising the blood sugar. However, modest elevation of blood sugar after meals is normal during pregnancy.
• In gestational diabetes, the placental hormones provoke a rise in blood sugar to a level that can affect the growth and welfare of your baby