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What Pregnant Women Need To Know About Gestational Diabetes

What is Gestational Diabetes? Gestational diabetes occurs as a result of changes in physiology associated with pregnancy (hormonal, metabolic, etc.). Most often gestational diabetes develops between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy. To screen for gestational diabetes, a 1-hour blood sugar test is given during this time interval. If the test is positive a 3-hour …

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