Diabetes is now the eighth-biggest killer in the world, accounting for 1.5 million deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), and reports suggest that diabetes during pregnancy have increased at a staggering speed. While Diabetes in pregnancy is the most common medical problem affecting women, it is important to take necessary precaution to avoid diabetes during pregnancy.
Our team at MyMedicNow – UAE’s latest health app that aims to help patients search for medical conditions and find related local healthcare providers, offers easy tips to prevent diabetes during pregnancy.
Exercise Regularly: Exercise is the key. Studies prove that women who have enough physical activity before and during pregnancycan lower their risk of diabetes by about 70 per cent or more. Focus on getting a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise thrice a week to maintain your body measurement levels.
Dietary Changes: It has been noted that a nutritious diet can reduce the risk of diabetes by 26 percent. Hence, whether you’re pregnant or planning a pregnancy, it is suggested to include whole grains, rich fiber foods and protein loaded foods to help you maintain your blood sugar levels.
Consult a Physician: The first and foremost thing to do during a pregnancy or while planning a pregnancy is to seek medical help. Whether you’re obese, seek a diet plan or need some medical advice, it is best to consult a physician. While visiting a doctor, seeking appointments, waiting in queues might seem long and lengthy, it is suggested to use mobile health apps as MyMedicNow to engage with your choice of doctor at the press of a touch. MyMedicNow also allows patients to access calendars, doctor information, build schedules and check doctor’s nationality and gender. Additionally, it allows you to rate doctors and hospitals, thus ensuring the healthcare providers strive to provide best services at all times.
MyMedicNow is UAE’s first mobile health app which offers effective services to patients by creating a more tech-savvy practice to help doctors and patients connect with each other faster and effectively. The app has a conversational interface and can be downloaded on smart phones via:
MyMedicNow is an innovative online platform to help patients search for medical conditions, and find related local healthcare providers, quickly and efficiently across the Middle East and North Africa region.