Diabetes in Pregnancy

 

Hormonal changes in a pregnant woman decreases the effect of Insulin, leading to increased sugar levels in blood (called Gestational diabetes mellitus). Persistent high blood sugar level even slightly above the conventionally accepted normal levels is detrimental to the baby’s development within uterus and also leads to complications in mother during pregnancy and labor.

The Diabetes in Pregnancy Programme benefits pregnant women who have been diagnosed to have diabetes and those at high risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy. After a thorough clinical examination, evaluation is done to assess severity of diabetes and to check for associated complications. A comprehensive treatment including advice on diet, physical activity and medications is provided and the progress tracked through monthly follow-up.