Babies born to mothers with poorly controlled diabetes are also at higher risk for low blood sugar
, jaundice, polycythemia ( high numbers
of red blood
cells) , low calcium levels, and an increased risk for fetal death during the last months of pregnancy.
Lastly uncontrolled diabetes places the mother at risk for developing polyhydramnios (excessive amniotic fluid) and pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure with protein in the urine).