Gestational Diabetes Symptoms

Gestational Diabetes Symptoms

Gestational Diabetes is a condition in which your blood sugar levels become high during pregnancy. This condition has two classes; A1 which can manage through diet and exercise. Those who have class A2 need to take insulin or other medications. Gestational Diabetes goes away after you give birth, but it can affect the health of your baby. If left untreated and unmanaged, the condition can pose serious health risks to your baby including:

  • Increased risk of type 2 diabetes later in life
  • Low blood sugar at birth
  • Preterm birth and respiratory distress syndrome
  • Excessive birth weight
Symptoms of Gestational Diabetes

Symptoms of Gestational Diabetes

Most pregnant women don’t experience any symptoms of gestational diabetes. The only way to know is with a blood sugar test, typically given around 24 to 28 weeks gestation. A few women may notice subtle symptoms of the condition including:

  • Dry mouth – a parched mouth despite drinking a lot can be another sign of gestational diabetes.
  • Increased thirst – drinking more than normal and feeling like you’re always thirsty may be a sign of gestational diabetes.
  • Fatigue – pregnant women are tired, after all, it’s a lot of work to grow and support a baby. However, gestational diabetes can make you feel even more tired than normal.

Risk Factors of Gestational Diabetes

Knowing if you are at risk is as important as knowing the symptoms of Gestational Diabetes. Certain women may be more likely to develop the condition including:

Preventing Gestational Diabetes

When it comes to preventing gestational diabetes, there are no guarantees, but the more healthy habits you adopt before pregnancy, the better. The healthy choices you make may also reduce your risk of having gestational diabetes again in future pregnancies or developing type 2 diabetes in the future if you already had it.

  • Eat healthy foods: Choose foods low in fat and calories as well as high in fiber. Focus on vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. 
  • Keep active: Exercising before and during pregnancy can help protect you from developing gestational diabetes. Take a brisk daily walk.
  • Don’t gain more weight than recommended: Gaining some weight during pregnancy is normal and healthy, but gaining too much weight too quickly can up your risk of gestational diabetes. 
  • Start pregnancy at a healthy weight: If you’re planning to get pregnant, losing extra weight beforehand may help you have a healthier pregnancy. Focus on making lasting changes to your eating habits that can help you through pregnancy, such as eating more vegetables and fruits.
Using HCG Diet

Using HCG to Aid with Your Weight during Pregnancy 

Nature created HCG as a way to guarantee healthy full-term pregnancies. One of the roles of HCG in pregnancy is to increase metabolism by allowing the fat that the pregnant woman has stored to be accessible to her during a famine. Using HCG dramatically shifts your metabolism towards burning your fat and allows you to create energy from the fat that you are melting away. It also assists in controlling all cravings when you are on this low-calorie diet. 

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Gestational Diabetes Symptoms