gestational diabetes does not cause symptoms, you need
to be tested for the condition. This is usually done between the 24th and 28th
weeks of pregnancy. You may be surprised if your test shows a high blood sugar level.
It is important for you to be tested for gestational diabetes, because high
blood sugar can cause problems for both you and your baby.
Sometimes, a pregnant woman has been living with diabetes without knowing
it. If you have symptoms from diabetes, they may include:
- Increased thirst.
- Increased hunger.
- Blurred vision.
Pregnancy causes most women to urinate more often and to
feel more hungry, so having these symptoms doesn't always mean that a woman
has diabetes. Talk with your doctor if you have these symptoms so that you can
be tested for diabetes.
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
November 3, 2011
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