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The born child may also experience the risk of acquiring type 2 diabetes later on in life.
The babies born to mothers with GDM may be large for gestational age. Delivery, in this case, becomes complicated. The child’s blood glucose level might also be small and may suffer from jaundice. If untreated, it may lead to seizure or stillbirth (Joslin & Kahn, 2005).
Babies born from mothers suffering from GDM are also at high risk of higher red blood cell mass, condition known as polycythemia. They may also suffer from hypocalcemia and hypomagnesaemia. It also interferes with the proper maturation of the baby leading to respiratory distress syndrome due to the failure of the lung mature and impaired surfactant synthesis (American Diabetes Association,
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It is a very common problem and about 4 % of all pregnant women have GD. In other words in every 100 pregnancy in US, 3 to 8 women get GD. It is important to keep a check on the blood glucose level because an increased glucose level can result in deformities in the baby.
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However, from the text, this seems like she/he would only like to become a Registered Nurse, to cater for the needs for one specific mother and no one else, which would seem quite unambitious.
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