Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Diabetes is not neglected

Diabetes is not neglected

One out of every 10 women around us suffers from diabetes. In addition to general diabetes, women also develop special types of gestational diabetes, the treatment and complications of which are different. Diabetes-related mortality rates are also higher among women than men due to deprivation of access to diagnosis and treatment.

* A large number of women are suffering from gestational diabetes at a young age. Depending on the location, this number is 8 to 14 percent. Increases the risk of overweight, family history, physical inactivity, premature birth, etc. The risk is even higher if you have diabetes in your previous child or if you have had a previous miscarriage or stillbirth. It is important to check for diabetes between 24 and 28 weeks of gestation.

* A large number of people who have gestational diabetes later become diabetic patients. Glucose tolerance test should be done again six to eight weeks after the birth of the child.

* Diabetes should be kept in mind in case of infertility, miscarriage, fetal death or neonatal death. People who already have diabetes should control their diabetes well before having children, take insulin instead of medication and consult a doctor.

* Frequent urinary tract infections due to diabetes, fungal infections of the vagina, etc., plague women. In addition, women with diabetes have a higher risk of heart disease than others.
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