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What is gestational diabetes?

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Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. In this, the pregnant women develop high blood sugar levels which usually disappear after giving birth. Gestational diabetes typically develops between the 24th and 28th week of pregnancy.

Your gynaecologist will likely evaluate your risk factors for gestational diabetes in your pregnancy. Pregnant women can help control gestational diabetes by consuming healthy foods, keeping yourself active, and exercising. If blood sugar levels are controlled during pregnancy it can keep you and your baby healthy.

In most cases, blood sugar levels return to normal after giving birth but if you had gestational diabetes during pregnancy you are at the risk of type 2 diabetes. You should get your blood sugar levels tested after delivering the baby.

 

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