Gestational diabetes

Glucose intolerance during pregnancy

Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar (diabetes) that starts or is first diagnosed during pregnancy.

Pancreas

The pancreas is located behind the liver and is where the hormone insulin is produced. Insulin is used by the body to store and utilize glucose.

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is defined as glucose intolerance during pregnancy. During your pregnancy, hormonal changes can cause the body to be less sensitive to the effect of insulin. These changes can lead to high blood sugar and diabetes. High blood sugar levels in pregnancy are dangerous for both mother and baby.

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Outlook (Prognosis)

When to Contact a Medical Professional

Prevention