Home > Medical > Diabetes > Diabetes and pregnancy Diabetes and pregnancy All sections in Diabetes » About Diabetes » Diabetes & other Organs » Diabetes and Pregnancy » Diabetes and the Elderly » Children & Teens » Diet and Obesity » FAQs » Health Tips » Living with Diabetes » Multimedia » Diabetes News » Real-life Story » Support Groups » The Glycaemic Index » Treatment: Type 1 » Treatment: Type 2 » What to do in a crisis » Who is at risk Gestational diabetes explained Gestational diabetes is a condition that occurs during pregnancy and can lead to serious complications. Both mother and child also have an increased risk to develop diabetes later. Gestational diabetes mellitus and exercise Aerobic exercise has immediate and long-term beneficial effects on insulin production and glucose utilisation. Gestational diabetes and your baby Diabetes mellitus may have very serious consequences for the unborn baby. The chances that a mother with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus loses her baby, is greatly increased. Quiz Assess your diabetes risk » Ask Diabetes expert » Check Glycaemic index tool » Quiz Am I eating right for my diabetes? » The perks of diabetes A snapshot of diabetes in SA load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.