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What are warning signs of gestational diabetes?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Warning sign of gestational diabetes include women who are overweight prior to pregnancy as well as women with a family history of diabetes. In addition past obstetrical history and signs in the current pregnancy may be warning signs of the potential to develop gestational diabetes.

Factors from a woman’s past obstetrical history that increases the risk of developing gestational diabetes include:

  • Previously giving birth to a baby over 9 pounds
  • Previously giving birth to a stillborn baby
  • Having gestational diabetes with a previous pregnancy

Factors in the current pregnancy that increases the risk of developing gestational diabetes include:

  • Uterine size greater than dates
  • Polyhydramnios
Ms. Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics Specialist

Women with gestational diabetes don't necessarily have warning signs.  Sometimes, women might experience excessive thirst and increased urination.

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