Signs And Symptoms of Gestational Diabetes
The third type of diabetes is Gestational diabetes. It is often diagnosed during the middle or late stage of pregnancy.
As the blood circulates through the placenta of the mother to the baby, important care must be taken to control blood sugar level as high levels may negatively affect the growth and development of the baby.
Gestational diabetes affects both the mother and the baby. A caesarean section may be needed due to an overly large baby. It can also affect the heart, kidney, nerves and eyes of the mother.
Moreover, it puts the mother at a greater risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, anywhere from a few weeks after delivery to months or years later.
Risks to the baby include abnormal weight gain before birth, breathing problems at birth, obesity and diabetes risk later in life.