Diabetes in pregnancy

Advice on the symptoms, treatment and possible complications of gestational diabetes in pregnancy
Some women develop a type of diabetes in pregnancy known as 'gestational diabetes' which can be controlled during pregnancy usually by a change of diet and, possibly, insulin; the condition usually disappears once the baby is born.

In order to check for diabetes in pregnancy you will be asked to give a sample of urine each time you visit your midwife. This will be checked for a number of things, including sugar. Pregnant women may have sugar in their urine from time to time but, if it is found repeatedly, you will be checked for diabetes.
Author : Department of Health: The Pregnancy Book 2004 - 2005

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