Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes mellitus is a condition in which women without previously diagnosed diabetes exhibit high blood glucose (blood sugar) levels during pregnancy (especially during their third trimester)

Gestational diabetes generally has few symptoms and it is most commonly diagnosed by screening during pregnancy.

As with diabetes mellitus in pregnancy in general, babies born to mothers with untitled-5.jpguntreated gestational diabetes are typically at increased risk of problems such as being large for gestational age (which may lead to delivery complications), low blood sugar, and jaundice

Women with unmanaged gestational diabetes are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus  after pregnancy.

 

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