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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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Risk factors for gestational diabetes

There are several risk factors for gestational diabetes, which you can see right here. However, you must remember that even if none of these risk factors describe you or your pregnancy you should still be tested for gestational diabetes as it can affect any pregnancy. Likewise, having one or more of these risk factors does […]

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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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