Gestational diabetes: what you need to know about the disease

Pregnancy generates a series of changes in the organism, and leaves you susceptible to countless others, among them gestational diabetes. To know how to deal with the problem it is important to know its causes and forms of treatment.

The increase in sugar levels during pregnancy usually occurs from the second trimester and extends to the end of the pregnancy. During this period, care must be taken so that the situation does not worsen.


The symptoms

The disease can be asymptomatic, however in other cases the constant urge to pee, increased appetite, malaise, tiredness and fatigue can be confused with the common sensations of pregnancy.


Know the main factors interfering in its development:

  • Family history of diabetes;
  • Women with polycystic ovaries;
  • Being overweight.

Ex-diabetic pregnant women must change medication

Women who were diabetic before pregnancy need to be more careful. Medication changes must be made even before pregnancy, as medications such as oral hypoglycemic agents are contraindicated during this period.

Adequate food

A balanced diet in conjunction with physical exercise is usually sufficient to treat the problem.