From Florida, USA:
I have been told I may have Gestational Diabetes. Can you tell me what this means as it pertains to my unborn child? Will this endanger the baby? All the information you can give me will be appreciated.
Gestational diabetes is a condition of glucose intolerance during pregnancy. You make insulin, but not enough to completely control your blood sugar levels. Often this can be controlled with a special diet. Sometimes mothers need to be started on insulin. The baby is not in danger but will require some additional testing during the pregnancy. In particular the growth of the baby needs to be watched. Your obstetrician can give you the details about this.
Original posting 22 May 1999
Posted to Gestational Diabetes
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:04
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2017. Comments and Feedback.