How will I know that I have gestational diabetes during my pregnancy?

Gestational diabetes affects only pregnant women and occurs in women who have never had diabetes before. It generally disappears after the baby is born. You may never experience any signs of diabetes but doctors generally screens for it during late pregnancy (24th to 28th week of
pregnancy). Doctors check the levels of blood sugar for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes.

If you have any of these signs during pregnancy you may have gestational diabetes:

  • Feeling thirsty
  • Having dry mouth with increased thirst
  • Feeling tired
  • Excessive urge to urinate
  • Blurred vision

If you begin to notice any of these symptoms you should consult your doctor. If you have gestational diabetes you need to follow a strict diet and exercise plan. You should also monitor your blood sugar levels regularly or take medications as advised by your doctor.

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