Gestational diabetes

Created Date: 2014-10-21 Hits: 391 Comment: 0

Pregnancy is for every woman a very special event, a physical, mental, but especially exciting. During these nine months growing anxieties and fears related to the welfare of the child that is in her womb.

The pregnant patient is subjected to various investigations and examinations blood tests and urine to assess the overall well-being and health status of the fetus during gestation. In addition you traditional blood tests and urine tests are necessary to evaluate the fasting blood glucose value, if this value is greater than 126 mg / dl, one can speak of gestational diabetes. 

Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a metabolic disorder characterized by impaired glucose tolerance, which occurs or is diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy. 
Like other types of diabetes, gestational diabetes also concerns the way in which the body's cells use sugar (glucose), our main source of energy, which increases the amount of blood sugar (glucose) causing problems for the pregnancy and the health of mother and child. 

The study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association showed that women who have an impaired glucose tolerance during the pregnant would be more exposed to the risk of cardiovascular disease in the course of their lives. 

At the end of the research the researchers noted that women who ran difficulty with blood sugar levels during pregnancy were more exposed to over the years develop diabetes type II

Once diagnosed with gestational diabetes, it is advisable to maintain control of blood glucose levels during all stages of pregnancy to minimize the risk and complications for both the mother and the child. In these cases, the daily blood glucose self-monitoring is an essential weapon that allows you to plan better and to verify the results. A proper diet and an exercise program, are usually helpful to just keep your blood sugar levels optimal. 

For this it is necessary to carry out all necessary checks in pregnancy and then also run the glucose tolerance test (OGTT or glucose curve), a simple test that quickly helps you to understand and evaluate the presence of diabetes. 

The Pharmacy Loreto Gallo performs on-site, by appointment only, genetic testing of DNA responsible for abnormal accumulation of insulin in the blood to know, in a totally anonymous, if your body disposes of good sugars by an assessment of the rate of elimination of glucose from the bloodstream.


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