Gestational Diabetes
 
 

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational DiabetesPregnant women can develop diabetes temporarily, and it is usually discovered around the 24th week of the pregnancy. This gestational diabetes is normally treated with a special diet so as to avoid the risk of birth defects and maintain optimal blood glucose levels.

You are at a greater risk of developing gestational diabetes during your pregnancy if you are:

  • African American, Hispanic/Latino American or American Indian
  • Obese
  • Family history of diabetes

BayCare has a pre and post-delivery program for women with gestational diabetes, which includes classes or individual appointments.