Gestational Diabetes

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Gestational diabetes means your blood sugar is too high while you are pregnant, and usually goes away after you give birth (WebMD, 2023). However, it can affect your baby’s health, and increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life (WebMD, 2023).

Symptoms include, increased thirst, urination and appetite. It is recommended a change in diet and increase in physical exercise as essential tools to reduce the probability of developing diabetes. Diabetes can cause blindness, renal disease that can lead to dialysis, strokes and or cardiac issues resulting in death.

If anyone in your immediate family (mother, father, brother or sister) has diabetes the chances of you developing gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes is likely. This is a serious matter, especially if you have symptoms of per-diabetes. Take heed, you can do something to change your health outcomes, with diet and exercise.


Gestational Diabetes (2023). WebMD.

Published by Dr. Marilyn Crosby, PhD, MBA, MSN RN

I am an registered nurse with a variety of nursing experience in many areas of healthcare, including critical care, research, program management, quality, and complementary care. I have a passion for "all things related to health & wellness" and want to share pertinent information. Stay Well!

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