PTG 105-Exam 4-Pancreas 3
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What is gestational diabetes?
Blood sugar rises during pregnancy
What percent of pregnancies include gestational diabetes?
What happens to women with gestational diabetes after partition?
They revert to normal
What percent of women with gestational diabetes will later get type II diabetes?
What causes gestational diabetes?
Mother’s pancreas cannot keep up with the increased glucose load
What are complications for the baby of gestational diabetes?
- Birth defects
- Growth restriction
- Fetal obesity
- Respiratory problems
What are maternal complications of gestational diabetes?
- Renal dysfunction
When are mothers screened for gestational diabetes?
24th and 28th week
What test is used to screen for gestational diabetes?
- Oral glucose tolerance test
- Monitor blood and urine
What is used to treat gestational diabetes?
- Monitoring weight gain
- Taking insulin
- Control hypertension in the mother
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