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Who experiences symptoms of gestational diabetes?

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You may never have signs of gestational diabetes. Most pregnant women don’t. That’s why your doctor has to screen you for it, usually between your 24th and 28th weeks of pregnancy. The test checks your blood glucose (blood sugar) levels after a glucose load.

Some pregnant women do notice subtle signs of gestational diabetes. The symptoms are similar to those of other forms of diabetes. But they’re also common symptoms in all pregnant women, so they’re easy to miss as the sign that something’s wrong.

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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