Growing As A Developing Nation Is Good,
But Growing As A Diabetic Nation Is Not.
Let's take a Pledge to protect our Future. Reading this article which focus on different Factors and Preventions
There are some dangerous combinations…
Diabetes and infertility are no alien terms. Everyone has somewhere in their life, heard, if not experienced, about it. But when diabetes and infertility collide, it not only affects your health, but it may add a life-threatening issue to your baby’s health, or worst case scenario, may even cause infertility.
How are diabetes and infertility related?
When diabetes is not well-controlled, it can affect the chances of having a baby.
- In women, diabetes can result in irregular or absent menstrual cycles.
- In men, it can cause erectile problems and lower testosterone levels.
- Diabetes can also increase the risk of miscarriage and stillbirth, cesarean section and the need for intensive care after birth.
On the other hand, well-controlled diabetes has the perks of a healthy lifestyle.
- It improves reproductive health.
- Well-managed diabetes also reduces the risk during pregnancy and delivery.
- Reduces the risk of neonatal death
Effects of diabetes on the baby and the mother
A baby’s organs such as the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, etc. start forming during the first 8 weeks of pregnancy. High sugar levels during this stage can increase the chances of birth defects in the baby such as heart defect, brain or spinal defects.
It can also cause premature delivery, over-weight, breathing problems and having low blood sugar levels.
For a mother, diabetes may cause eye and kidney diseases, especially in case of extremely high blood sugar levels. It also increases the chance of developing preeclampsia or toxemia. Preeclampsia can cause serious or life-threatening problems for you or your baby. In such a case, the doctor may even be compelled to deliver your baby before 37 weeks.
How to manage diabetes during pregnancy?
The good news is blood sugar levels can be controlled. This involves regular monitoring of blood sugar levels, a healthy diet, regular physical exercise, maintaining a healthy weight range, reducing stress and anxiety. In some cases, this may also require medication.
Leading a healthy life – mentally and physically is the most important factor that every mother should keep in mind during pregnancy or while preparing for pregnancy.
It is best to try for a baby when the blood sugar level is in your target range and there are no other health problems such as thyroid, kidney diseases, eye diseases, heart diseases, nerve or kidney damage.
Things you must do when you are pregnant
- Regular check-ups
- Quit Smoking
- Be Physically Active
- Avoid Alcohol
- Adjust your medicines
- Take vitamin and mineral supplements
These steps may be new for you and might take too much to get used to, but if you and your partner are healthy together, you are increasing the chances of giving a healthy life to your baby.