Gestational Diabetes occurs during pregnancy usually around 28 weeks or later. A diagnosis of gestational diabetes doesn’t mean that you had diabetes before you conceived, or that you will have diabetes after giving birth. It is important to follow your doctor’s advice regarding blood glucose levels while you are planning your pregnancy so you and your baby both remain healthy. Yearly follow up with your physician is important as many women who have gestational diabetes develop type 2 diabetes later in life.

The video below provided by the ADA explains in greater detail about Gestational Diabetes.

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