Glucose intolerance during pregnancy
Usually there are no symptoms, or the symptoms are mild and not life threatening to the pregnant woman. Often, the
Symptoms may include:
Blurred vision Fatigue
- Frequent infections, including those of the bladder, vagina, and skin
- Increased urination
- Nausea and vomiting
- Weight loss in spite of
Signs and tests
Gestational diabetes usually starts halfway through the pregnancy. All pregnant women should receive an
Once you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, you can see how well you are doing by testing your glucose level at home. The most common way involves pricking your finger and putting a drop of your blood on a machine that will give you a glucose reading.
Review Date: 09/11/2010
Reviewed By: Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.