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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