Gestational Diabetes - Dubai Endocrinology Clinic

What is Gestational Diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is a condition that affects pregnant mothers, characterized by an increase in blood sugar levels. This occurs due to the body not producing enough insulin which is the hormone needed to lower and control blood sugar.
It is important that we manage gestational diabetes to support a healthy pregnancy. At DRHC, the combined expertise of our endocrinologist and obstetrician is used to review your case and provide the best advice and treatment.

When it comes to managing gestational diabetes, having an endocrinology expert by your side can make all the difference. These specialists have a deep understanding of the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy and how they can impact blood sugar levels. An endocrinologist, specifically trained in gestational diabetes management, will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. They will monitor your blood sugar levels regularly and adjust medications or insulin dosages as needed.

Gestational Diabetes Diagnosis:

A blood test is used to measure blood glucose levels. Usually, the blood test is taken between 24 to 28 weeks of pregnancy to check for potential gestational diabetes.

Note that diagnosis of gestational diabetes is not permanent like type 2 diabetes. Gestational diabetes will go away after childbirth however affected mothers are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later. 50% of Gestational diabetes cases develop type 2 diabetes later on.

Complications of Gestational Diabetes:

Gestational diabetes can affect the baby during pregnancy and later in their lives. They have a higher risk of:

  • Premature birth
  • Obesity / increased birth weight
  • Early breathing problems 
  • Hypoglycemia and seizures
  • Type 2 diabetes

Treatment of Gestational Diabetes

The treatment of gestational diabetes is usually done through lifestyle modifications. At DRHC, our endocrinology specialist will review your case individually and recommend positive health changes, including changes in diet and increased physical activity. If necessary, the doctor may also prescribe insulin to effectively control blood sugar if levels remain high.

With highly qualified endocrinologists in Dubai who specialize in gestational diabetes at Dr. Rami Hamed Center, you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving the best care from professionals 

 Dubai Endocrinology Clinic - DRHC offers the best Adrenal Disorders care from our Endocrinologist in Dubai. Book an appointment with our Endocrinology Specialist, contact +97142798200.