What Are The Causes of Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes is a condition of a pregnant woman who has a higher blood glucose than normal blood glucose level diagnosed during pregnancy. Only 2 to 10 percent of pregnant women have gestational diabetes. Gestational Diabetes usually begins halfway through pregnancy. Pregnant women should undergo an oral glucose tolerance test between the 24th and 28th week to check their blood…

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Risk Factors for Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes is a condition in which a woman without diabetes develops high blood sugar levels during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes generally results in few symptoms, however, it does increase the risk of pre-eclampsia, depression and requiring a Cesarean section. Babies born to mothers with poorly treated gestational diabetes are at increased risk of being too large, having low blood sugar…

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