- Q Can gestational diabetes develop into another form of diabetes?
Gestational diabetes is usually temporary and disappears after pregnancy. It does, however, place you and your baby at a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life. You can greatly reduce your risk by maintaining a healthy weight, exercising... Full Answer
- Q Will gestational diabetes affect delivery?
Uncontrolled gestational diabetes can cause complications that will affect the delivery of your baby. Babies born to women with unmanaged gestational diabetes can be larger than normal, which may result in birth injuries or require a C-section. Your baby... Full Answer
- Q What are the causes of gestational diabetes?
Changing hormones and weight gain are part of a healthy pregnancy. But both changes make it hard for your body to keep up with its need for a hormone called insulin. When that happens, your body doesn't get the energy it needs from the food you eat. And... Full Answer
- Q Can gestational diabetes be prevented?
You can help prevent the complications that can occur when gestational diabetes is left untreated. There are steps you can take before you become pregnant or early on in your pregnancy to help prevent or lessen the symptoms of these complications.... Full Answer
- Q When should I get checked for gestational diabetes during pregnancy?
Your doctor will decide when you need to be checked for diabetes during your pregnancy, depending on your risk factors. If you are at high risk, your blood glucose level may be checked at your first prenatal visit. If your test results are normal, you... Full Answer