Endocrinology

Hyperlipidemia

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Gestational Diabetes

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Gestational Diabetes is the high blood sugar that starts or first diagnosed during pregnancy.Pregnacy hormones can block the insulin and thus glucose homoestasis is disturbed. When this happens glucose levels may increase in a pregnant woman's blood.

In order to keep the carbohydrate metabolism normal during pregnancy, the body has to make three times more insulin than normal.
Macrosomia is seen to occur in upto 40% of GDM offsprings.
References: 
American Diabetes Association
UK Diabetes
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