Saturday, May 24, 2008

Q & A: Diabetes for Pregnant

Pregnant LadiesI have diabetes. How does it affect my pregnancy?

Answer: Diabetes was once a very serious medical problem during pregnancy. It continues to be an important complication of pregnancy. It continues to be an important complication of pregnancy, but today a woman can go safely through a pregnancy if she has a proper medical care, watches her diet and follows her doctor’s instructions. Using a glucometer to measure your blood sugar is a good practice.
  • Glucometer – it measures the amount of sugar in a diabetic patient.
Symptoms of Diabetes are includes;
  • An increase in urination
  • Blurred vision
  • Weight loss
  • Dizziness
  • Increased hunger
Why is diabetes serious in pregnancy?

Answer: Diabetes can cause several medical problems including kidney problems, eyes problems, blood problems and heart problems, such as hardening of the arteries. Any of these can be very serious to pregnant mum and to her baby as well. If diabetes is not treated, the pregnant will expose her baby to a high concentration of sugar. This is called hyperglycemia and it is not healthy for the baby.

How diabetes can be a problem to the baby?

Answer: if the pregnant have uncontrolled diabetes, the pregnant can face a significant increase in the risk of miscarriage and major abnormalities at the time of birth. The most common fetal problems are health problems, genitourinary problems and gastrointestinal problems.

How is diabetes diagnosed?

Answer: Diabetes is diagnosed with blood test called a fasting blood sugar or glucose-tolerance test.

If there is sugar in my urine, does it mean I have diabetes?

Answer: No, not necessarily, it is common for normal, pregnant, or non-diabetic person to have a small amount of sugar in their urine, called glusuria. This occurs because of changes in your sugar levels and the way sugar is handled in the kidneys or even to a pregnant.