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What are signs of gestational diabetes?

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Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that affects only pregnant women. Your doctor has to screen you for it with a blood sugar test, usually between your 24th and 28th weeks of pregnancy. Many

  • Thirst
  • Tiredness, which you may think is just due to being pregnant
  • Dry mouth and parched feeling

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: “What is gestational diabetes?”

InDependent Diabetes Trust: “Gestational diabetes.”

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Gestational diabetes.”

National Health Service: “Gestational diabetes.”

American Diabetes Association: “Diabetes symptoms.”

March of Dimes: “Frequent urination.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on October 17, 2018

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: “What is gestational diabetes?”

InDependent Diabetes Trust: “Gestational diabetes.”

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Gestational diabetes.”

National Health Service: “Gestational diabetes.”

American Diabetes Association: “Diabetes symptoms.”

March of Dimes: “Frequent urination.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on October 17, 2018

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