INTRODUCTION:
Gestational diabetes (GDM) also called diabetics during pregnancy is a form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. Most women won’t be affected by it once the baby is born, but some women may continue to have high blood glucose levels. It is diagnosed when the blood glucose level increase for the first time than the average level. According to NDSS Gestational diabetes is the fastest growing type of diabetes in Australia, affecting thousands of pregnant women.

WHO IS AT RISK:
The below mentioned groups are most likely to be affected by gestational diabetics.
 Women aged 40 years or over
 Have a family history of type 2 diabetes or a first-degree relative (mother or sister) who has had gestational diabetes
 Are Obese
 Have had elevated blood glucose levels in the past
 Have had gestational diabetes during previous pregnancies
 Have previously had Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
 Have previously given birth to a large baby (weighing more than 4.5kg)
 Are taking some types of anti-psychotic or steroid medications
 Have gained weight too rapidly in the first half of pregnancy.

DIAGNOSIS:
Gestational diabetes is diagnosed using an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)usually this test is conducted around the 24th to 28th week of pregnancy (Except for women who are already diagnosed with diabetics) and much earlier for women with higher risk.

TREATMENTS AND BENEFITS OF USING COMFORT-IN:
Some women may need medication (metformin) or insulin injections to help manage gestational diabetes. This would be hard for people who have a needle phobia. It is a well-known fact that injections are painful and thus it might prevent people from using it for their recovery. With the help of Comfort-in, patients no longer have to be scared of the pain. Comfort-in is a needleless tool which can inject drugs into the body. With Comfort-in pregnant women can easily take insulin shots without any pain, and it is easy to self-administer thus it doesn’t require injection experts or going to the hospital every time you need a shot.

CONCLUSION:
Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetics which occur during pregnancy time. It is the fastest growing type of diabetics affecting thousands of pregnant women. For few women, insulin shots are required to regulate the blood sugar level to keep the diabetics in control. By using Comfort-in pregnant women can easily take insulins shots at home or on the go without any medical expertise needed. By taking the insulin shots the blood glucose level can be kept in control.

REFERENCE: Gestational diabetes. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/gestational-diabetes