Gestational diabetes, What to do after pregnancy?

Gestational diabetes is an abnormal increase in blood glucose during pregnancy due to an increase of insulin resistance due to hormonal changes thereof, hyperglycemia during pregnancy is generally transient , however , up to 70% of women who have had gestational diabetes develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years after pregnancy , especially for women who have risk factors may persist with high blood sugar or gestational diabetes again in the next pregnancy.
If you have had gestational diabetes should test blood glucose fasting six weeks after childbirth, if the blood glucose level is above 126 mg, the glucose test should be repeated to confirm the diagnosis diabetes mellitus . If the result is less than 126, but greater than or equal to 100 , a test of glucose tolerance by 75 g oral glucose sample.
What is the tolerance test glucose orally ?
If you had a test tolerance to oral glucose during pregnancy, then you already know how this test is performed . This test involves swallowing a drink containing 75 grams of glucose and blocks eight hours of fasting , a sample of fasting glucose is taken , then an hour later , a sample , and a final sample two hours after glucose intake .
As evidence of oral glucose tolerance interpreted ?
Values ​​if you are diabetic are different from those used during pregnancy. If your level of blood glucose is greater than or equal to 200 mg after 2 hours of the test , you are considered diabetic and your doctor will continue to treat the way it used during pregnancy or to switch to a new one that is best for the levels of blood glucose . If you need more than 20 units of insulin in late pregnancy , the physician may continue to insulin, but at lower doses . If glucose test two hours is between 140 and 199 mg is considered abnormal and this condition is known as glucose intolerance , and possibly a doctor may choose to continue your treatment with metformin alone is the medicine used to prevent diabetes type 2 . proof If glucose tolerance is normal ( glucose to two hours less than 140 mg ) , repeat the test every year.
If the test of glucose tolerance obvious that you have diabetes or glucose intolerance , it is important to continue or start a diet and exercise to help control glucose levels in the blood. The return to a normal weight will reduce the chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

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