Diabetes

Diabetes and pregnancy

Diabetes in pregnancy is known as gestational diabetes and occurs as a result of hormonal changes and resulting high blood glucose levels that often occur during the latter half of pregnancy. Symptoms of gestational diabetes may not be present but continuously elevated blood sugar levels can affect your baby’s development. Learn more about gestational diabetes here.

Diabetes during pregnancy could harm baby

Doctors have known for a long time that poorly controlled diabetes can result in poor outcomes during pregnancy. This emphasises the importance of optimising diabetic control prior to getting pregnant.

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Dr. May currently works as a fulltime endocrinologist and has been in private practice since 2004. He has a variety of interests, predominantly obesity and diabetes, but also sees patients with osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, men's health disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, polycystic ovaries, and disorders of growth. He is a leading member of several obesity and diabetes societies and runs a trial centre for new drugs.

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