For prospective pregnant women who have a medical history of diabetes, before undergoing pregnancy, they must first have an examination. However, newborn babies of mothers who have a family history of having diabetes mellitus do not always inherit diabetes mellitus like their mother or become carriers of diabetes. Thus this condition can paralyze that diabetes mellitus is always synonymous with heredity but is related to gene mutations which can be the highest risk of developing diabetes mellitus in newborns.
It is important for pregnant women to maintain their health, especially the ideal body weight during pregnancy which can affect the weight of the newborn. In addition, the thing that needs to be watched out for is the provision of formula milk which contains excess added sugar which causes the baby’s weight to grow rapidly and away from the ideal body weight according to his normal age. Apart from sugar content, fat cells contained in formula milk are relatively difficult to digest compared to breast milk (ASI) which has fat cells that are easily absorbed by your baby. This requires adaptation conditions so that your baby’s body needs adaptations that force the body’s cells to lead to diabetes mellitus in infancy.
From the description above, it can be concluded that any baby can experience diabetes either at birth or when they are toddlers, this is due to the unhealthy lifestyle of pregnant women and also the patterns of feeding and complementary foods that cause your baby’s weight to increase drastically away from ideal In accordance with the age of the baby. There are also those who believe that diabetes mellitus can occur due to gene mutations that can occur due to factors, one of which is environmental factors, chemical substances or infection of microorganisms. Although until now, further research is needed to determine the gene defects that trigger diabetes mellitus in infants.