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When should I see a doctor about gestational diabetes?

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Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that affects only pregnant women. All pregnant women are screened for it, regardless of if you show symptoms or not. But talk to your doctor if you notice any signs. If you have gestational diabetes, your doctor may want to see you more often until delivery. You also may need to follow a diet, exercise, monitor your blood sugar, and to take medication.

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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