Diabetes gestacional

La diabetes gestacional se define como la intolerancia a la glucosa en el transcurso del embarazo, período durante el cual los cambios hormonales pueden hacer que el cuerpo sea menos sensible al efecto de la insulina. Estos cambios pueden llevar a alta presencia de azúcar en la sangre y diabetes. Los altos niveles de azúcar en la sangre durante el embarazo son peligrosos tanto para la madre como para el bebé.Diabetes gestacional

Revision

Last reviewed 8/8/2012 by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, and David R. Eltz. Previously reviewed by Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine (9/12/2011).

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