This time mainstory for my free magazine (9months) I have to write an article about gestational diabetes. Well...cannot finish yet. I still remember when I was pregnant I have pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes. That's why when I delivered my first daughter, she was bigger than common babies in our families.
Her weight 4100 grams and height 53cm. From the source (Science Daily News) reported that gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy. Like other forms of diabetes, gestational diabetes affects the way your body uses sugar (glucose) — your body's main source of fuel. The result may be dangerously high blood sugar levels.
Any pregnancy complication is concerning, but there's good news. You can manage gestational diabetes by eating healthy foods, exercising regularly and, if necessary, taking medication. Taking good care of yourself can help ensure a healthy pregnancy for you and a healthy start for your baby. The doctor will ask you to begin the glucose challenge test by drinking a syrup glucose solution. An hour later, you will have a blood test to measure your blood sugar level. A blood sugar level below 130 to 140 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) is normal on a glucose challenge test, although this may vary at specific clinics or labs. If your blood sugar level is higher than your clinic's threshold, you'll likely need a second test again to confirm the diagnosis.
Thanks God, gestational diabetes is temporary. Blood sugar levels usually return to normal soon after you delivery the baby. But for my entire life I have to watch my weight. Your risk of developing gestational diabetes increases if you have prediabetes — a precursor to type 2 diabetes — or a close family member, such as a parent or sibling, has type 2 diabetes. You're also more likely to develop gestational diabetes if you had it during a previous pregnancy, if you delivered a baby who weighed more than 4.5kg, or if you had an unexplained stillbirth. I hope it will not happen to me ( for more information : WebMD )