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Should I talk to my doctor about gestational diabetes?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you developed gestational diabetes in the past, and are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, then you should talk to your doctor. A previous history of gestational diabetes places you at a higher risk of developing this condition again, so your doctor will probably want to monitor your blood sugar during your pregnancy. If left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause serious complications for you and your baby.

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