Many people in India continue to be suffering from diabetes. Though there is no data available about their numbers in Okhla many residents do suffer from the disease. In such a situation where 50.8 million people are suffering from diabetes, it is important for people to know the signs so that early consultation with doctors can help them keeping the disease in check before it plays havoc in your life.
There are three types of diabetes: Type 1 corresponds to first condition, Type 2 corresponds to the second condition, and Gestational Diabetes is formed during pregnancy.
“Diabetes can directly affect the fertility in human body. Chances of infertility in diabetic men are higher as compared to infertility in diabetic women. Diabetic men may take a longer time to bring about conception in their wives who may also be prone to a higher incidence of miscarriage,” said Dr Shobha Gupta, Medical Director & IVF specialist from Mother’s Lap IVF Centre as reported by HT.
She said: “Diabetes causes oxidative stress which damages the DNA of the sperm. Fragmented or damaged DNA further causes natural death of the cells making it difficult for men to make their wives pregnant”.
Dr Shweta Goswami Gynecologist and IVF Expert from Jaypee Hospital said: “Children whose mothers had gestational diabetes have an increased risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes. Although gestational diabetes often goes away after pregnancy, about half of all women who have gestational diabetes get type 2 diabetes later in life.
“If you are pregnant with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, one might have the higher chances of abortion or miscarriage while babies of mother with gestational diabetes are more likely to be stillborn or may remain malnourished.”
All told, the disease can be managed through lifestyle modification. Doctors suggest a healthy diet and regular exercise.