Diabetes or high blood sugar levels that are seen during pregnancy is called gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes can cause the baby to grow very big, and the baby might develop conditions like respiratory distress syndrome, low blood sugar at birth, and preterm birth.
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Does a vegetarian diet reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old and 30 weeks pregnant. I take prenatal iron gummies 325 mg, and I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes last week. I visited a dietician today who told me that I needed to switch to a vegetarian diet or I would get type 2 DM after my delivery. I have currently cut down... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. Gestational diabetes can be managed with good eating patterns. In case due to the baby's development and weight gain, even if you are prescribed insulin, you need not worry, as you will become normal after delivery. There is no evidence-based stu... Read Full »