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Diabetes Pregnancy Overview

Another name for Diabetes Pregnancy is Gestational Diabetes.

What is gestational diabetes?
A woman with gestational diabetes develops diabetes during pregnancy. About 6 percent of all pregnant women have gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes resolves when the pregnancy ends. The cause of gestational diabetes is unknown.

What are the symptoms of gestational diabetes?
Common symptoms of gestational diabetes include blurred vision, fatigue, increased thirst, and increased urination. Other symptoms include dizziness, faintness, headaches, nausea, vomiting, and poor weight gain during pregnancy.

How does the doctor treat gestational diabetes?
The treatment for gestational diabetes includes a diabetes diet, diabetes pills, insulin, and blood sugar monitoring.

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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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