What is gestational diabetes?

Sometimes, with all the hormone changes during pregnancy, a pregnant woman develops high blood sugar levels. There are usually no symptoms, but this condition can affect the health of the woman and her baby if it is not treated. Usually, this can be controlled by diet and exercise, and the woman’s blood sugar levels return to normal after delivery. However, she is at a higher risk for type 2 diabetes later in life if she has had gestational diabetes.

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