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Signs of gestational diabetes - GP support during pregnancy in Marbella

GP support during pregnancy in Marbella

Gestational diabetes is a condition that can occur during pregnancy. It disappears after you give birth. Gestational diabetes, however, can affect the health of your baby. Also your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future increases. In this article you will find more information about this condition and when to get GP support during pregnancy in Marbella.

What is gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes which is first diagnosed during pregnancy (gestation). It influences the way your body uses sugar and leads to high blood sugar. Therefore it can impact your pregnancy and your baby’s health. However, although pregnancy issues are always scary, suffering from gestational diabetes should not concern you too much. By consuming healthy and nutritious foods, exercising and, if needed, taking medicine, you can control this condition. Good blood sugar management will keep you and your baby safe and avoid a stressful delivery. A little after you gave birth your blood sugar should normalize. Yet you have a greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes. Therefore you should make sure to regularly get checked for any blood sugar changes.


Do I have gestational diabetes?

Signs of gestational diabetes are usually hard to detect. A lot of women do not have any or chalk it up to pregnancy. They find out about their condition through a routine screening.

Symptoms of gestational diabetes can include:

  • Increased thirst
  • Increased hunger and you eat more than usual
  • Increased need to pee.

If you notice any of these signs contact our GP support during pregnancy in Marbella to get yourself tested. 

Causes of gestational diabetes

The cells in your body transform glucose, which is a special form of sugar into energy. The glucose is extracted from the foods you consume. A hormone called insulin, which is released by the pancreas, helps to transport the glucose from the blood to the cells. 

During pregnancy your placenta produces hormones that allow glucose to build up in your blood. If your pancreas can not release enough insulin to control the blood sugar levels in your blood you can get gestational diabetes.

When to get GP support during pregnancy in Marbella

Seek health care early on when you first think about trying to get pregnant. Like this your doctor can check your risk of gestational diabetes along with your overall health. During pregnancy your doctor will screen for gestational diabetes as part of your prenatal healthcare. If diagnosed with gestational diabetes you may need check ups more often. Especially over the last three month of pregnancy. The doctor then will monitor your blood sugar levels very carefully to ensure your and your baby’s health. Our GP support during pregnancy in Marbella is happy to give you more information about gestational diabetes when contacted.