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18 May 2016
Type 2 Diabetes - Is there a Best Treatment For Stabilizing Blood glucose in Gestational Diabetes?

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Standard treatment prescribed for mothers diagnosed with Gestational, or pregnancy-related diabetes, previously was insulin - exactly the same first-line therapy for people who have been clinically determined to have Type 1 diabetes. Like Diabetes type 2, Gestational diabetes is caused not by not enough insulin, as is the situation in Type 1 diabetes, but by the body's resistance to insulin. Since diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy more closely resembles Diabetes type 2 symptoms than Type 1, drugs for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes can be used for treating Gestational diabetes, also. Both metformin and glibenclamide have been proven effective, but little research has been performed to understand which one gives better results.

In a study reported on in the Australian and Nz Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in February 2015, researchers at Christian Medical College in Vellore, India, compared infants from mothers given the oral antidiabetic medications, metformin and glibenclamide. Their study included 159 South Indian women diagnosed with diabetes during their pregnancy...

80 women were randomly assigned to receive glibenclamide, and
79 were given metformin.
Examiners looked for...

low glucose levels,
respiratory distress,
stillbirth or early death, and
birth trauma in most infants.
The infant's birth weight, the mother's blood sugar levels, hypertension in mothers, preterm birth, dependence on induction of labor, method of delivery and complications of delivery were also recorded. It was found...

12.5 percent of the babies in the glibenclamide group had low blood sugar levels,
versus none in the metformin group.
These results resulted in the conclusion infants whose mothers were treated with metformin fared better than those whose mothers were addressed with glibenclamide.

Maintaining a normal blood sugar level during pregnancy is very important for both mother in addition to their unborn infant. Diabetic pregnancies may result in...

heart and brain development problems and bring about miscarriages.
infants can be born overly large, making C-sections necessary in some cases. If infants are born through the birth canal they could suffer trauma when they are too large.
receiving too much sugar from the mother can stimulate a baby's pancreas to make too much insulin, leading to low blood sugar at birth.
Mothers who develop diabetes in their pregnancy are at risk for prime blood pressure, preeclampsia, a serious risk both for mother and baby, and for developing Type 2 diabetes.

First line prevention and therapy is normalizing weight with eating and working out. If this fails, then medications become necessary. Receiving treatment with oral medications as opposed to injectable medications, should end up being more comfortable for mothers-to-be.

Although managing your disease can be quite challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not an condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes for your daily routine and lower your weight and your blood glucose levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

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