Avoiding Birth Complications: Seeking Gestational Diabetes Treatment
With this in mind, seeking treatment for gestational diabetes is important. Maintaining appropriate blood sugar levels will help not only the mother but the unborn child, as well.
Some of the types of treatment that may be used for gestational diabetes include:
- dietary changes (this is also healthy for the baby);
- regular monitoring of blood sugar levels; and
- insulin injections.
One type of treatment that usually cannot be used by a pregnant woman is medication that controls blood sugar. Such medications could cause serious side effects to your baby.
If you are thinking about pursuing a birth injury claim because your child suffered a birth complication as a result of gestational diabetes, you should immediately consult with an attorney.
Contacting a Birth Injury Attorney
You place the health and safety of your new baby in the hands of your doctors believing you’ll have a healthy new addition to your family. When a medical professional’s negligence results in the serious injury, permanent disability or death of the infant or the birth mother, the impact on your family can be devastating.