Perspective - African Journal of Diabetes medicine (2022)

Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes are at high risk of weight problems
1Department of Diabetes, King’s College Hospital, UK

*Corresponding Author:

Sofia Levoni, Department of Diabetes, King’s College Hospital, UK, Email:

Received: 31-Aug-2022, Manuscript No. AJDM-22-80103; Editor assigned: 02-Sep-2022, Pre QC No. AJDM-22-80103 (PQ); Reviewed: 16-Sep-2022, QC No. AJDM-22-80103; Revised: 21-Sep-2022, Manuscript No. AJDM-22-80103 (R); Published: 28-Sep-2022


Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy in women who do not already have diabetes. Treating gestational diabetes can help you have a healthy pregnancy and baby. Gestational diabetes occurs when the frame fails to produce enough insulin during pregnancy. Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas that serves as the key to getting blood sugar into cells for use by the body as energy. During pregnancy, your body produces more hormones and undergoes many changes, including weight gain. These changes cause the body’s cells to make insulin less effective. This is a condition known as insulin resistance. Insulin resistance increases the frame’s need for insulin. All pregnant women experience some degree of insulin resistance during the third trimester of pregnancy. However, some women exhibit insulin resistance before pregnancy. They begin to become pregnant with an increased need for insulin and are more likely to develop gestational diabetes.


Getting screened for gestational diabetes is important. That way, you can take action to protect your and your child’s fitness. If you’re at high risk for gestational diabetes, your doctor may also see you early. Higher than normal blood sugar levels during early pregnancy may also indicate type 1 or type 2 diabetes rather than gestational diabetes. This causes the infant’s pancreas to produce more insulin to eliminate blood sugar. Toddlers over-stretch and oversize their bodies, so more power are stored as fat. This can lead to gigantism, or a “fat” infant. Babies with gigantism face their own fitness challenges right from the start, including injuries to the shoulder. Because of the high production of insulin by the infant’s pancreas, new-borns also initially have very low blood sugar levels and difficulty breathing. are also at increased risk of Babies born on insulin supplements are children at risk for weight problems and adults at risk for type 2 diabetes. Mothers with gestational diabetes are much more likely to have early-onset diabetes, which is said to occur before 37 weeks of gestation. Early onset puts infants at increased risk of headaches, including jaundice and respiratory distress syndrome. Gestational diabetes can cause problems for you and your baby after birth and in the long term. If you have had gestational diabetes, it also increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes throughout her life. Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes are also at increased risk of developing weight problems and diabetes later in life.

Respiratory distress syndrome is often due to reliance on respiratory support mechanisms early in life, is a fitness situation that causes respiratory distress in infants. Over time, as the lungs mature and gain strength, infants are often able to breathe on their own.


Gestational diabetes affects mothers who have a delayed pregnancy after the baby’s body is formed, but while the baby is growing. For this reason, gestational diabetes no longer causes the early deficits sometimes seen in infants born to mothers with diabetes before pregnancy may cause harm. With gestational diabetes, the pancreas works longer to secrete insulin, which no longer lowers blood sugar levels. Insulin no longer crosses the placenta, but glucose and various vitamins do. This causes more blood sugar to flow through the placenta, leading to excessive blood sugar levels in infants.



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