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Diabetes and Pregnancy

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. When you are pregnant, high blood sugar levels are 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. Most of the time, it goes away after you have your baby. But it does increase your risk for developing type 2 diabetes later on. Your child is also at risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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  1. Diabetes and Pregnancy (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... 100 pregnant women in the United States get gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is diabetes that happens for the first time ...
  2. Gestational diabetes is a disorder characterized by abnormally high levels of blood glucose (also called blood sugar) during ... subsequent pregnancies. Additionally, about half of women with gestational diabetes develop another form of diabetes, known as type ...
  3. Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar (glucose) that starts during pregnancy. If you've been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, learn how to manage your blood sugar so ...
  4. Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar (glucose) that starts during pregnancy. Eating a balanced, healthy diet can help you manage gestational diabetes. The diet recommendations that follow are for women ...
  5. ... the young), and diabetes due to other illnesses. Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that develops at any ...
  6. Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar (glucose) that starts or is first diagnosed during pregnancy. ... woman's blood. You are at greater risk for gestational diabetes if you: Are older than 25 when you ...
  7. ... checks a pregnant woman's blood glucose (sugar) level. Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar ( diabetes ) that starts or ... This test checks for gestational diabetes . Most pregnant women ... test between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy. The test may be done ...
  8. There are two forms of diabetes during pregnancy: Gestational diabetes -- high blood sugar (diabetes) that starts or is first detected during pregnancy Pre-existing or pre-gestational diabetes -- already having diabetes before becoming pregnant If diabetes ...
  9. Managing and Treating Gestational Diabetes From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    Learn how to manage your gestational diabetes through healthy eating and physical activity. You may also need to use insulin. ... Gestational diabetes, managing gestational diabetes, treating gestational diabetes
  10. Gestational Diabetes From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    Learn about gestational diabetes, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and management. Find out what you can do to help prevent gestational diabetes.
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