Why do some women get Diabetes when they are pregnant? Is this dangerous for them or their baby?

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Pregnancy & Diabetes: Smallest Book with Everything You need to know

The most important thing to remember is that it is only people who are prediabetic that get Type 2 diabetes when they are pregnant.Insulin resistance is when a person is eating too many high carbohydrate foods and the pancreas is producing more insulin than normal in order to break down the glucose in the blood to energy.

The carbohydrate of the food only will be broken down not the fat as the pancreas is not producing enough insulin to do this.

Insulin resistance is when you have either prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes.

A  pregnant woman can be more insulin resistant than the average person with type 2 diabetes!

A person with Type 2 diabetes is very insulin resistant wheras a person with prediabetes is less insulin resistant than those with Type 2 diabetes.

People who are prediabetic or have Type 2 diabetes are prone to insulin resistance because they eat a high amount of carbohydrate rich foods so it is better to eat low carbohydrate foods such as vegetables and fruit!

Healthy women do not get diabetes when they are pregnant  because they are not insulin resistant and their blood glucose levels are normal.

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The risk of developing type 2 diabetes is much higher when you have had diabetes during pregnancy.(Gestational Diabetes)

Gestational Diabetes goes away very rapidly, often within hours, after the baby is delivered and  will reappear in later life as Type 2 diabetes .

If untreated, Gestational Diabetes can cause harm to both mother and baby.

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