Pregnant Women that have high glucose levels can experience complications while they carry and give birth.The study was conducted by Dr. Diane Farrar of the Bradford Institute for Health Research in the United Kingdom and her colleagues. It states that increased glucose levels are associated with a higher risk of having preeclampsia. Other problems that affect the child and can be caused by high blood sugar are malformations in infants, low blood sugar and being born either too small or too big.
- Pregnant women that have high glucose levels can experience complications while they carry and give birth.
- Increased glucose levels are associated with a higher risk of having preeclampsia.
- Women are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during summer.
- Gestational diabetes is a delicate issue that doctors are trying to find a better treatment for.
The study published in BMJ did not reveal exactly how much glucose would mean a risk for the mother and child. The increased fasting glucose concentrations are more dangerous compared with glucose concentration after the test
The other study made on this theme revealed that mothers who have or develop diabetes during pregnancy are more likely to have complications.
This second study was led by Dr. Basilio Pintuadi of the Niguarda Ca’ Granda Hospital in Milan and researched the delivery results of more than 135,000 pregnant women with diabetes. These women either had diabetes before they got pregnant (234 of them) or developed gestational diabetes while being pregnant (1,357)
The researches revealed that the risk is bigger for a woman who has diabetes compared to one who develops the condition after getting pregnant. For instance, a woman with diabetes is 36 more times likely to have a baby with low blood sugar while a woman with gestational diabetes is ten times likely for her baby to have this problem.
Women with gestational diabetes have a greater risk for C-section or to give birth to infants with low magnesium and calcium levels. The risk of having smaller babies was six times more likely in women with existing diabetes.
Other studies show that is more likely for pregnant women to develop gestational diabetes during summer because their level of glucose is bigger at that time of year.
Gestational diabetes is a delicate issue for which doctors are trying to find a better treatment. They hope that will be able to solve this problem sometimes soon.
These three studies have shown that diabetes is a risk for the pregnancy, no matter if the woman has it before or during the pregnancy.
Did you know anybody that developed diabetes during her pregnancy?