Gestational Diabetes

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4% of pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes.

After the pregnancy is over, most women will have normal blood sugars again; however, they remain at risk for diabetes.

Gestational diabetes refers to diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy. About 4% of pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes.

Gestational diabetes requires specialized treatment for the rest of the pregnancy. After the pregnancy is over, most women will have normal blood sugars again; however, they remain at risk for diabetes. 20-50 % will be diagnosed with diabetes over the next 5-10 years and gestational diabetes is likely to recur during subsequent pregnancies.

For more information about gestational diabetes, visit the American Diabetes Association Gestational Diabetes Resource Guide or the California Diabetes and Pregnancy program.

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