A new study has found some shocking revelations about the gestational diabetes. Researchers have found that this can be quite unhealthy and dangerous for the women during their later stage of life as there is huge possibility of them developing a heart disease.
Senior Research scientist Erica P Gunderson said, women who suffered from gestational diabetes had a greater chances of attracting atherosclerosis.
“We, many times, ignore health related problems during pregnancy. We need to understand that if any of these health ailments remain undetected and ignored, it can be dangerous,” Gunderson said.
Unlike other forms of diabetes, gestational diabetes may vanish after pregnancy if the woman undertakes proper medications, and follow a healthy diet plan and exercises right after her delivery.
For the study, the researchers measured thickness of the artery walls of participants on an average of 12 years after pregnancy. They found 0.023 mm thicker elevated size of carotid artery wall in participants who experienced gestational diabetes and who did not develop diabetes or metabolic syndrome. About 13% of women also developed gestational diabetes.
The study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.