Diabetes management is crucial when considering becoming pregnant. Diabetes left uncontrolled before and during pregnancy, whether type 1 or type 2, can have significant effects. Unmonitored Diabetes can cause the baby’s blood sugar to rise, increasing the possibility of Birth Defects and other problems during delivery. If you have Diabetes and are pregnant or planning to be soon, visit our obgyn in New Hyde Park and book a consultation appointment.
Diabetes left untreated during pregnancy can cause many difficulties and result in an unpleasant pregnancy due to the combination of diabetes-related and pregnancy-related symptoms.
If you are looking for the right doctor to care for you and your baby, visit our obgyn in New Hyde Park at Women4Women Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Gestational Diabetes is when a woman, who did not previously have Diabetes, develops it during pregnancy. Less than 10% of women will get Gestational Diabetes, and most women will recover after their pregnancy. However, there is a higher risk that Gestational Diabetes will lead to type 2 diabetes after pregnancy.
To avoid developing Type 2 Diabetes, monitoring blood sugar levels and health in the following years will be crucial. A proper diet and good exercise practices are the best way to manage Gestational Diabetes and prevent it from developing further after pregnancy.
Gestational Diabetes may develop undetected, so it is essential to see your obgyn often during the pregnancy to prevent any hidden ailments from progressing into more critical problems later. Some symptoms indicating Gestational Diabetes are frequent urination and excessive thirst. These are also some risk factors to look out for:
The complications associated with Gestational Diabetes are very similar to those of types 1 and 2. They include:
If you are concerned about these complications, our obgyn in New Hyde Park can help you manage your Gestational Diabetes throughout pregnancy and after.
If you are pregnant and concerned about Diabetes, we recommend visiting your obgyn often during the pregnancy to monitor and ensure the best care for you and your baby. Our board-certified doctors at Women4Women Obstetrics and Gynecology would love to help you on this journey. To find out more about our services, visit our website to learn more or book an appointment.