Understanding Diabetes Pregnancy Gestational diabetes is a condition of a pregnant woman who had blood glucose levels are higher than normal first diagnosed during pregnancy. Only 2 to 10 percent of pregnant women with gestational diabetes. Causes of Diabetes Pregnancy By the time a woman is pregnant, changes in hormones in the body makes insulin becomes ineffective. Because insulin helps the absorption of glucose by the body's cells are not effective, consequently the amount of glucose in the blood increases.
Pregnancy Diabetes Risk Factors
• Have a history of diabetes in the family
• Being overweight before pregnancy • Never give birth to large babies (more than 4.5 kg)
• Have high blood pressure
• Never give birth defects or death Symptoms of Diabetes Pregnancy Gestational diabetes usually have no symptoms, even if no symptoms are not dangerous for pregnant women. Blood glucose levels usually return to normal after delivery.