Gestational Diabetes Directory
Gestational diabetes -- diabetes that develops during pregnancy -- is relatively common, affecting about 4% of all pregnant women. If untreated, gestational diabetes can cause serious complications for your baby. But with proper prenatal care, gestational diabetes can be detected and treated. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about gestational diabetes, including its causes, treatment, and much more.
Understanding Prevention of Gestational Diabetes
Can you prevent gestational diabetes during pregnancy? Find out here.
Is It Safe to Take Insulin for Gestational Diabetes?
When you have gestational diabetes, you may need to take insulin to lower your blood sugar. It's safe to use and won't harm your baby.
Are You at Risk for Gestational Diabetes?
WebMD explains the tests used to diagnose gestational diabetes.
What Causes Gestational Diabetes?
If you have risk factors for gestational diabetes - a condition where your blood sugars are too high -- your doctor will want you to take a glucose test. WebMD explains.
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