The less commonly known form of Diabetes is Gestational Diabetes, which is developed in the fetus during pregnancy. This rare condition is found in roughly 4% of pregnancies. If the mother is diabetic while she is pregnant, her condition can cause birth defects and increase the chances of miscarriage. To determine the risk of Gestational Diabetes in the baby, the mother should be tested before the 13th week of pregnancy and doctors should take into account the mother’s medical history and factors.
After birth, it is vitally important for the baby to receive special post-natal care. About two-thirds of newborn deaths could have been prevented in 2010 if mothers were skilled in postpartum care. Babies with gestational diabetes are more at risk and need special attention. A small percentage of mothers who give birth to babies with gestational diabetes develop Type 2 Diabetes within six months after delivery. Within ten years, the percentage skyrockets to 60%.
Regardless of the type of Diabetes mothers have, A-1 Home Care delivers specialized diabetic care and postpartum care for mothers and children. You will receive customized care in the comfort of your own home, and rest assured that our experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, certified nurses and home health aides will respond effectively to your needs.
Call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit our website http://www.arcadiainhomecare.com to view a comprehensive list of our services! We offer Diabetic Care in Arcadia, Altadena, San Marino, Pasadena, and other cities throughout Los Angeles County.