Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that is diagnosed during pregnancy. It affects how your body processes glucose (sugar), and requires specialized treatment. About 4% of women develop gestational diabetes. It is usually diagnosed in the second half of the pregnancy, and almost always goes away as soon as your baby is born.
Frequent, adequate prenatal visits with your doctor will help you catch gestational diabetes and other complications early enough to treat and manage them. If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, call Women’s Health Institute today to schedule an appointment.