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For Type I (juvenile), Type II and gestational diabetes. Also including impaired glucose tolerance. In children and pregnant and nursing mothers.
Diabetes has become an increasing problem in the developed world. It can be a serious issue for children diagnosed with juvenile diabetes and can be potentially life threatening. Both hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia can become life threatening conditions.
Gestational diabetes can affect the health of the unborn child. Some side effects or poorly managed or untreated gestational diabetes are (abnormally) large birth weight, hypoglycemia of the newborn, respiratory distress, increased risk of premature birth, overproduction of amniotic fluid.
Blood sugar levels of a breast feeding mother are affected whenever she feeds the baby.
Some individuals have difficulty managing their blood sugar levels, through no fault of their own, due to their metabolism.
A diagnosis of diabetes in a child or a pregnant Mum can be an overwhelming experience emotionally.
Diabetic coma is an extreme and terrifying potential consequence of poorly managed diabetes.