Fatigue, frequent bladder infections, increased appetite, excessive thirst, and frequent urination are among the gestational diabetes signs and symptoms.
Gestational diabetes definition
Gestational diabetes is a glucose intolerance which is detected by measuring the fasting blood sugar level and 50-grams glucose challenge test. If the increase in blood glucose is first diagnosed during pregnancy without a history of diabetes, it is referred to as gestational diabetes.
Gestational diabetes occurs in 4% of pregnant women, and due to the complications it can cause for the mother and the baby, it is necessary to prevent and control gestational diabetes in pregnancy.
Fatigue is the most telling sign among gestational diabetes signs and symptoms
Gestational diabetes signs and symptoms
Fatigue, frequent bladder infections, increased appetite, excessive thirst, frequent urination, increased amniotic fluid, and abnormal weight gain are the most prominent gestational diabetes signs and symptoms.
Gestational diabetes usually begins in the second trimester, and the pregnant woman experiences symptoms such as increased appetite, excessive thirst, edema, excessive amniotic fluid around the fetus and abnormal increase in her weight.
Also, people with gestational diabetes feel a lot of fatigue because their body cells cannot use insulin. As a result, glucose does not enter the cells, and its levels increase in the blood, and the person burns fat to provide energy for cells and muscles, and which results in excessive fatigue.
Gestational diabetes can lead to recurrent miscarriage.
People with gestational diabetes develop recurrent infections of the bladder, genital area and the skin, because the body’s ability to fight infections gets reduced.
Also, people with gestational diabetes are more likely to develop vaginal yeast infection.
Gestational diabetes can lead to an abnormal increase in the fetus’s weight and can lead to intrauterine fetal demise.
Excessive consumption of sweets and fast food lead to diabetes
Mothers are advised to reduce the consumption of simple sugars, such as sweets and fast foods, in order to avoid abnormal weight gain, as this will put the person at risk for gestational diabetes.