Diabetes is among the most frequent medical conditions in pregnancy potentially leading to complications such as big babies, cesarean sections, injury during vaginal delivery and complications for the newborn baby.

Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes carries the same symptoms and problems as other forms of diabetes not associated with pregnancy because the body loses the ability to handle food sugars and insulin development. ... read more »

Diabetes - Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational

Diabetes is when your body has elevated sugar levels, while gestational diabetes is diabetes diagnosed for the first time in pregnancy. ... read more »

How to Know if You Have Diabetes During Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Diabetes, the tendency to have increased blood sugars, is among the most common medical conditions in pregnancy. ... read more »

Diabetes and the First Trimester of Pregnancy

Women who have diabetes are at increased risk of complications in pregnancy, including increased risk of birth defects or fetal death. ... read more »

Glucose Challenge Test In Pregnancy

The glucose challenge test measures blood glucose levels and can ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes Invites Future Heart Disease

It seems gestational diabetes causes the carotid artery wall to thicken, a condition that may trigger heart disease. ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a condition unique to pregnant women. During pregnancy, the body becomes intolerant to glucose causing a temporary condition similar to mild forms type 1 or type 2 diabetes. ... read more »

Pregnancy Complications With Obese Mothers

Obesity is a growing epidemic thought to be the cause of various growing health conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and premature death. ... read more »

Diabetes Screening During Pregnancy

This is a clinical summary of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations for screening for diabetes in pregnancy. ... read more »