Gestational diabetes is diabetes that occurs and is diagnosed during pregnancy. Today, as many as one in five pregnancies result in gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes usually has no symptoms and this is the reason why most pregnant women should have a glucose screening test.
Did you know?
- Most women who develop diabetes during pregnancy have healthy babies?
- Dietary changes and exercise may be enough to keep your blood sugar levels under control, although sometimes medication is needed.
- Dr Schneider has a special interest in managing diabetes in pregnancy.