When should I call my doctor if I have gestational diabetes?

If you have gestational diabetes, call your doctor or midwife if you develop any of the symptoms of high blood sugar listed below.

Symptoms of high blood sugar. These include:
  • Excess thirst
  • A frequent need to urinate (pee)
  • Fatigue
Symptoms of low blood sugar. These include:
  • Confusion or dizziness
  • Feeling shaky
  • Headaches
  • Sudden hunger
  • Sweating not explained by exercise
  • Weakness
If your symptoms are severe -- or if they are rapidly becoming worse -- call 911.

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