Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (Pregnancy) Nursing Care, Symptoms for Maternity Nursing

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Gestational diabetes mellitus review on nursing care, symptoms, and pathophysiology.

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs during the 2nd to 3rd trimester of pregnancy. It tends to disappear after pregnancy. However, many women will go on to develop Type 2 diabetes later one.

Gestational diabetes development during to low insulin sensitivity that occurs during later pregnancy. This is majorly influenced by pregnancy hormones such as human placental lactogen etc.

Symptoms of gestational diabetes are similar to hyperglycemia: increased hunger, thirst, urination, glucose in the urine, fruity breath, etc.

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