Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes

It is a kind of diabetes that occurs only in pregnancy. If a pregnant woman gets gestational diabetes there would be increased risks during her pregnancy like: abortion, bleeding, fetal problems like fetal death or increased fetal size or increase in amniotic fluid volume. A doctor can follow up with sonography and laboratory tests of glucose in blood and urine. G.D can be controlled by special diets and exercise in moderate cases or drugs like insulin in severe cases.

Author: DrAshrafSabry

Fertility, Obstetrics & Gynecology Consultant.