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Gestational diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

A form of high blood sugar affecting pregnant women.Common More than 1 million cases per year (India)

  • Treatable by a medical professional

  • Requires a medical diagnosis

  • Lab tests or imaging always required

  • Medium-term: resolves within months

  • Those who develop gestational diabetes are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. In most cases, there are no symptoms. A blood sugar test during pregnancy is used for diagnosis.Treatment strategies include daily blood sugar monitoring, a healthy diet,exercise and monitoring the baby. If blood sugar is too high, medication is required.

    Ages affected

    But people may experience:
    Common symptoms: fatigue Consult a doctor for medical advice

    Note: The information you see describes what usually happens with a medical condition, but
    doesn't apply to everyone. This information isn't medical advice, so make sure that you
    contact a health care provider if you have a medical problem. If you think you may have a
    medical emergency, call your doctor or a emergency number immediately.