Gestational diabetes can occur when a woman is pregnant. It makes blood sugar levels too high, which can be bad for the baby and the mom.
Many times there are no signs of gestational diabetes. Your doctor will check for it when you are pregnant. The test is very easy and quick.
It can be managed by eating well, working out, and taking meds that your doctor might prescribe you.
After you deliver your baby, your blood sugar will most likely return to normal.
You have a higher risk of getting it if you are older than 25, overweight, or have a family history of type 2 diabetes.