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
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