Children with gestational diabetes double the risk of neurological deficits
Diabetes has always been a major threat to the health of mothers and children, and may affect both for a lifetime.
Risk of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)
Children may have a higher risk of developing a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders when the mother have diabetes during pregnancy. Type 1 diabetes has the greatest impact on neurodevelopmental disorders, followed by type 2 diabetes and GDM.
In addition to neurodevelopmental disabilities, these children also had a higher risk of stillbirth, and a higher risk of becoming obese than others.
Blood Glucose Management
If a pregnant woman is diagnosed with GDM, it usually by improved by adjusting her diet, establishing exercise habits, and a regular life schedule. However, if diet control is not assisted by Blood Glucose Meter the failure rate is quite high.
Choose the right Blood Glucose Meter and use the lancing device and blood glucose test strips correctly.
Using Blood Glucose Meter can be more accurate and painless
Self-monitoring goals for pregnant women:
- Fasting blood sugar: less than 95 mg/dL
- 1 hour after a meal (calculated from the first bite): less than 140 mg/dL
- 2 hours after a meal (calculated from the first bite): less than 120 mg/dL
Source: Standards of Medical care in diabetes – 2021
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