Diabetes & Pregnancy
Learn what gestational diabetes is, and how hormones produced during pregnancy affect your blood glucose levels.
This form of diabetes develops during pregnancy. With it, the hormone insulin has problems helping the body turn blood glucose (commonly called blood sugar) into energy. In most cases, gestational diabetes can be controlled with no complications. It often goes away after pregnancy.
Understand the risks to both you and your baby, and learn the steps you have to take to help avoid complications caused by gestational diabetes.
Understand that Gestational diabetes is diabetes that a woman develops during pregnancy. Out of every 100 pregnant women in the United States, three to eight develop gestational diabetes. Fortunately, with the right tools, gestational diabetes can be treated and/or prevented. Learn seven things you should know about gestational diabetes.