Pregnancy

Gestational Diabetes symptoms

What are the symptoms that I should look out for with regard to gestational diabetes?

The symptoms of gestational diabetes are the same as other types of diabetes, but the symptoms can get confused with the normal symptoms of pregnancy. For example, tiredness is a symptom of both gestational diabetes and also pregnancy. However, you may also be very thirsty and need to urinate frequently. Although pregnancy also creates the urge to urinate, usually the volume of urine is small each time. With diabetes, there will be large amounts of urine.

If you are at all concerned about any of these symptoms, then you should discuss the situation with your doctor, who may advise that you have a simple urine test to check the level of sugar in your urine. This can be a good first indicator of whether there is a problem.

See also
Gestational Diabetes – Diet
Gestational Diabetes – Early delivery
Gestational Diabetes – Exercise
Gestational Diabetes – Insulin
Gestational Diabetes – Learning to manage
Gestational Diabetes – Management
Gestational Diabetes – Nutritional Support
Gestational Diabetes – Overweight
Gestational Diabetes – Reason for test

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