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If a woman gets diabetes when she is pregnant, but she never had it before, then she has gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is one of the most common health problems for pregnant women, affecting about 5 percent of all pregnancies. If left untreated, the condition can cause health problems for the mother and the fetus. Your healthcare provider can diagnose this condition using a blood glucose test. Treatment options can include following a specific meal plan, increasing physical activity, or using insulin.
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