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Kim kardashian Diagnosed With Gestational Diabetes!

Posted by Ann V. On 2015 Oct 24th

Kim kardashian Diagnosed With Gestational Diabetes!

It is great news for the Kim Kardashian's fans- she is all set to be a mother for the second time. She loves to be in news for some or the other reason. But, this time her pregnancy seems to be surrounded with several health problems. Read on to know more about her health issues.

Kim Kardashian West, she is a famous American television and social media personality, actress, model and socialite, and grabbed the media attention when she became friends with Paris Hilton. After that she was in news for the sex tape with her former boyfriend Ray J and then she appeared at the reality television series ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’. It was the great success of this show, which later in 2010 made her the highest-paid reality television personality.

Yes, she earned around US$6 million and by 2015, her total earnings were reported to be $53m. After her two marriages, Kardashian got engaged to West in 2013 and got married on May 24, 2014. And, now the big news of her second pregnancy is something floating these days on internet. Meanwhile she posted and confirmed the news via Instagram that the couple is expecting a boy, and delivery is due in December 2015. However, news which recently became viral was that the actress is dealing with health complications. Gestational diabetes might be one of them!

Kim Is Suffering From Gestational Diabetes?

The popular star has been always open book about the complications she faced in different phases of life. Firstly, she disclosed the troubles she endured while trying to get pregnant. Followed by this, the reality star now reveals problem in her pregnancy that she may have diabetes.

Yes, in the promo of ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’, for her upcoming season 11, Kardashian West receives the news during a doctor's checkup. Her doctor clearly warns her, "Once you have preeclampsia, you're at risk of having it again".

It is not first time for the reality star. Earlier to this, she suffered from this dangerous condition while carrying daughter North. Preeclampsia is a disorder in which a woman's blood pressure increases during pregnancy.

What If You Detect Gestational Diabetes?

Yes, gestational diabetes can hurt you and your baby. Therefore, you need to start with the treatment quickly. Basically, the treatment aims to keep the blood glucose levels balanced and thus it always includes special meal plans, along with the scheduled physical activities. If required, this might include some daily blood glucose testing and insulin injections too.

One of the best ways to stay healthy during pregnancy is eat well. In case, you are suspected to gestational diabetes, it becomes really important to choose the right food. You can easily control gestational diabetes by eating well and exercising regularly, i.e. you won't need medication.

Actually, sugar is the major source of energy and in your body with help of a hormone – insulin, controls the amount of sugar present in your blood. While you are pregnant, the hormones in this state reduce the effect of insulin and make more body use sugar in your blood. This means that your body cannot produce enough insulin and this leads to gestational diabetes. The further consequences are that blood sugar levels get higher, causing problems for the baby. Hence, if you want to keep your blood sugar levels under control, you need to bring change in your diet.

How Will I Have To Change My Diet?

Before you start with changes in your diet, you need to check for your body weight. In case, you were overweight before pregnancy, it is important to monitor your calorie intake. Also it is suggested to go for moderate exercise, like brisk walking or swimming, every day at least for 30 minutes.

Secondly, you have to be more careful for those sharp rises and falls in your blood sugar levels. A regular doctor check up is recommended. As far as the special diet is concerned, it will guide you about:

  • Foods you should and shouldn't eat
  • How much you need to consume
  • How often you have to eat
If you feel that this special diet is a daunting one, don’t worry you will get the hang of it soon!