Medical Narration



This is a sample of medical narration about gestational diabetes.

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Voice Age

Middle Aged (35-54)


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Approximately 3-8% of all pregnant women in the United States are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, although the cause of G. D. M. is not known, there are some theories as to why the condition occurs. The placenta supplies a growing fetus with nutrients and water and also produces a variety of hormones to maintain the pregnancy. Some of these hormones, estrogen, cortisol and human placental actovegin can have a blocking effect on insulin. This is called contra insulin effect, which usually begins about 20 to 24 weeks into the pregnancy. As the placenta grows, more of these hormones are produced and the risk of insulin resistance becomes greater Normally, the pancreas is able to make additional insulin to overcome insulin resistance, But when the production of insulin is not enough to overcome the effect of the placental hormones, gestational diabetes results.