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Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. When you are pregnant, too much glucose is not good for your baby.

About seven out of every 100 pregnant women in the United States get gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is diabetes that happens for the first time when a woman is pregnant. It goes away after you have your baby, but it does increase your risk for having diabetes later.

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  1. Diabetes and Pregnancy (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... may get a test earlier. Either type of diabetes during pregnancy raises the risk of problems for the baby ...
  2. Take Charge of Your Diabetes: Pregnancy and Women's Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Have Diabetes Protecting Your Baby and Yourself Having Diabetes During Pregnancy Controlling Diabetes for Women’s Health Becoming Pregnant When ... you and your baby. Top of Page Having Diabetes During Pregnancy Some women have diabetes only when they’re ...
  3. Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... For... Healthcare Providers Media Policy Makers  Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy Language: English Español (Spanish) Share Compartir Gestational diabetes ...
  4. Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes and Pregnancy (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Policy Makers  Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes and Pregnancy Language: English Español (Spanish) Share Compartir Problems of Diabetes in Pregnancy Blood sugar that is not well controlled in ...
  5. Diabetes and Pregnancy (Organization of Teratology Information Specialists) - PDF  
    ... or visit us online at: www.OTISpregnancy.org . Diabetes and Pregnancy This sheet talks about the risks that diabetes ... in the urinary, reproductive, and digestive systems. Does diabetes lead to any pregnancy complications? Yes. Women whose glucose levels are not ...
  6. Pregnancy Complications: Preexisting Diabetes (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation)  
    ... in the community. Home > Pregnancy > Pregnancy Complications > Preexisting diabetes Pregnancy complications Pregnancy complications may need special medical care. ...
  7. Healthy Pre-Pregnancy Diet and Exercise May Reduce Risk of Gestational Diabetes From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    ... Help Women, With Their Doctors, Reduce Risk of Diabetes During Pregnancy A series of studies by an NICHD researcher ... of foods and the likelihood of developing gestational diabetes during pregnancy . The information could help women of childbearing age ...
  8. Later Childbearing (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) - PDF  
    ... and the growth of the fetus . How can diabetes affect pregnancy? If you have diabetes, you are at greater ... can high blood pressure affect pregnancy? • How can diabetes affect pregnancy? • Do older women have an increased risk of ...
  9. Prenatal Care (American Diabetes Association)  
    ... for pregnant women. If you have type 1 diabetes, pregnancy will affect your insulin treatment plan. During the ... magazine: cc-pregnancy, In this section Living With Diabetes Complications Pregnancy Before Pregnancy Prenatal Care Delivery After Delivery donate ...
  10. What I Need to Know about Preparing for Pregnancy If I Have Diabetes From the National Institutes of Health Easy-to-Read (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... plan for taking care of yourself and your diabetes. Pregnancy causes a number of changes in your body, ... you can get help and support. [ Top ] Your Diabetes, before and during Your Pregnancy As you know, in diabetes, blood glucose levels ...
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