Gestational Diabetes

Medical Information Provided By: Dr. Krista Kurtyan, M.D.
Legal Information Provided By: Hartley Hampton, J.D. and Christopher King, J.D.

Medical Malpractice Attorney in Houston

Gestational diabetes can affect the health of both the mother and baby. To prevent birth complications, it is important for doctors to monitor an expectant mother’s blood sugar and provide appropriate treatment. If you or your child has suffered complications due to your doctor’s failure to diagnose and treat gestational diabetes, contact the injury attorneys at Hampton & King in Houston. We offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions and explain your options. You may have the right to seek compensation for damages.

Complications of Gestational Diabetes (GB)

If blood sugar levels aren’t carefully managed, GB can lead to a number of complications, including:

  • Early birth
  • Excessive birth weight
  • Preeclampsia in the mother
  • Respiratory distress in a newborn
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in the baby, leading to seizures
  • Increased risk of the baby developing Type 2 diabetes later in life
  • Increased risk of the mother developing Type 2 diabetes

You are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during the later stages of your pregnancy. It typically does not cause any noticeable symptoms. For this reason, it is important for doctors to be proactive in evaluating your risk for gestational diabetes and providing proper treatment and care to manage blood sugar levels. Treatment for gestational diabetes includes dietary changes, exercise and, if necessary, medication.

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