GESTATIONAL DIABETES (GDM)
- GESTATIONAL DIABETES is a form of diabetes that occurs during the second half of pregnancy and commonly resolves after delivery of the baby.
- GESTATIONAL DIABETES seems to predispose the woman to develop type II diabetes later in life. Women with gestational diabetes are more likely to have large babies
METABOLIC SYNDROME X
SYNDROME X this is an abnormality in which hypertension and type II diabetes present the following:
- high fat levels in blood
- increased serum lipids
- elevation of low density lipoproteins cholesterol
- decreased HDL
- elevated triglycerides
SYNDROME X ls also associated with a high rate of cardiovascular disease
If you are diagnosed with any type of Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, Gestational or Syndrome X, it is imperative that you consult a wound care specialist at the first sign of a wound that is reluctant to heal.