If diabetes is managed well,
most problems can be prevented. Gestational diabetes usually lasts only until the end of your pregnancy. During this short time, you can reduce your risks of having any of the problems listed below by carefully following the advise of your doctor and diabetes specialists.
Hypoglycemia is when the levels of sugar in your blood are too low. This is not uncommon in women with gestational diabetes because they are trying to lower their blood sugar level and may let it slip too low. See the “Staying In Balance” section for symptoms of hypoglycemia and how to treat it.
More about Gestational Diabetes
• What is Gestational Diabetes?
• How Do I Know If I Have Gestational Diabetes?
• Will My Baby Be Alright?
• Will I Be Alright?
• Managing Your Diabetes
• Tests To Check Your Baby’s Health
• Labor and Delivery
• Can I Get Diabetes Again?
Three-quarters of women with gestational diabetes can manage it through diet alone.