Midwife Gestational Diabetes Screening
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is an abnormally high blood glucose level diagnosed during pregnancy.
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Like diabetes, it is an inability of the body to utilize glucose due to lack of, or resistance to, insulin. In pregnancy, some resistance to insulin is normal and is caused by insulin-blocking hormones from the placenta that create a higher level of glucose circulating in the blood – making it more available for the baby. In general, women who do not have a family history of diabetes, eat a healthy diet (foods high in fiber and whole grains; low in simple sugars, fats and processed foods), exercise regularly (20-30 minutes a day), and are not overly stressed are at low risk for developing this disorder. Although there are risk factors to developing gestational diabetes, 50% of women diagnosed with gestational diabetes don’t have any of these risk factors. Use the Midwife Gestational Diabetes Screening mobile app to allow patients to gestational diabetes screening tests.
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