Glucose Number Range For Gestational Diabetes

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Definition

Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar (diabetes) that starts or is first diagnosed during pregnancy.


Alternative Names

Glucose intolerance during pregnancy


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Pregnancy hormones can block insulin from doing its job. When this happens, glucose levels may increase in a pregnant woman's blood.

You are at greater risk for gestational diabetes if you:

  • Are older than 25 when you are pregnant
  • Have a family history of diabetes
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