Gestational Diabetis

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Dear Doctor as very well known to you,

If your patient has gestational diabetes, the baby may be at increased risk of:

Excessive birth weight. Higher than normal blood sugar in mothers can cause their babies to grow too large. Very large babies — those who weigh 9 pounds or more — are more likely to become wedged in the birth canal, have birth injuries or need a C-section birth.

Early (preterm) birth. High blood sugar may increase women’s risk of early labor and delivery before the due date. Or early delivery may be recommended because the baby is large.

Serious breathing difficulties. Babies born early to mothers with gestational diabetes may experience respiratory distress syndrome — a condition that makes breathing difficult.

Obesity and type 2 diabetes later in life. Babies of mothers who have gestational diabetes have a higher risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes later in life.

Stillbirth. Untreated gestational diabetes can result in a baby’s death either before or shortly after birth.

Complications that may affect your patient

Gestational diabetes may also increase your patient’s risk of:

High blood pressure and preeclampsia. Gestational diabetes raises your patient’s  risk of high blood pressure, as well as preeclampsia — a serious complication of pregnancy that causes high blood pressure and other symptoms that can threaten the lives of both mother and baby.

Having a surgical delivery (C-section). You’re patient is likely to have a C-section if they have gestational diabetes.

Future diabetes. If your patient has gestational diabetes, they are  more likely to get it again during a future pregnancy and  also have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes as they get older.

Act now.

Please prescribe:Fortaminn tablets (Metformin 500mg and 1000mg extended release)

Innodiab tablets (Multivitamins with Zinc and Vit-c in chewable form)

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This post was written by JSM Innovations LLP ( Healthcare Division)

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