Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes found in pregnant women. It occurs when the pregnant woman's body cannot produce enough insulin, resulting in high blood sugar. Gestational diabetes affects an estimated two to three percent of pregnant women

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Gestational Diabetes Symptoms

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Oral Glucose Tolerance Test During Pregnancy
... What is the oral glucose tolerance test? The oral glucose tolerance test is performed to screen for gestational diabetes. This test involves quickly drinking a sweetened liquid (called Glucola), which...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Blood Glucose ("blood sugar") Test
... What is a blood glucose test? A blood glucose test is a blood test that screens for diabetes by measuring the level of glucose (sugar) in a person’s blood. How can one tell if I have diabetes by exami...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Gestational Diabetes Treatment

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What Are The Different Types of Insulin?
... There are many forms of insulin. They are classified by how fast they start to work and how long their effects last. The types of insulin include: Rapid acting Short acting Intermediate acting Long ac...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Complications
... Some women worry that having gestational diabetes will cause birth defects. Fortunately, this usually isn''t the case. In general, birth defects originate during the first three months of pregnancy, w...
Source: MayoClinic

Gestational Diabetes Support

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Coping skills
... It''s not easy to live with a condition that can affect the health of your unborn child. Although most of the complications of gestational diabetes can be prevented with diet and exercise, it can be s...
Source: MayoClinic

Gestational Diabetes Other

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Oral Glucose Tolerance Test During Pregnancy
... What is the oral glucose tolerance test? The oral glucose tolerance test is performed to screen for gestational diabetes. This test involves quickly drinking a sweetened liquid (called Glucola), which...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Gestational Diabetes
... Gestational diabetes is a condition characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that are discovered during pregnancy. About 3%-5% of all pregnant women in the U.S. are diagnosed with gestationa...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

   

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    ... Almost everyone knows someone who has diabetes. An estimated 18.2 million people in the United States--6.3 percent of the population--have diabetes, a serious, lifelong condition. Of those, 13 million...
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    ... La diabetes es un trastorno del metabolismo - la forma en que nuestros organismos usan los alimentos digeridos para el crecimiento y la obtención de energía. La mayor parte de los alimentos que consum...

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