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Symptoms of gestational diabetes

Even though 40-60% of all gestational diabetes cases involve absolutely no symptoms, there are still some symptoms you can be on the look out for, especially if you are at risk for gestational diabetes. However, be warned several of these symptoms are in fact normal pregnancy symptoms, so we recommend getting tested between week 24 […]

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Testing for gestational diabetes

As 40-60% of gestational diabetes cases exhibit no symptoms, it is vital for you and your baby’s health that you are tested for the condition between week 24 and week 28 of pregnancy. A blood test is the best way to determine if you are suffering from gestational diabetes, though sometimes a urine test may […]

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Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is considered the most common health problem associated with pregnancy, affecting between 2 and 18% of all pregnancies. You suffer from gestational diabetes when you have no personal history of diabetes, but suffer with high blood glucose levels during your pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is believed to result from the presence of the pregnancy […]

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Insulin

Insulin is not really a pregnancy hormone so to speak, but it is an important hormone in your body which is affected by pregnancy. Insulin is produced by your pancreas and causes liver, muscle and fat tissue cells to take up glucose from your blood, an important aspect of managing your metabolism. In fact, during […]

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