Were you looking for more information about Gestational Diabetes? Gestational diebetis is a common misspelling of gestational diabetes.
During pregnancy, some women may develop gestational diabetes due to hormonal changes and weight gain. The condition affects approximately 5 percent of all pregnancies and is characterized by high glucose levels in the blood. If left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause problems in the mother (such as high blood pressure) and the baby (such as breathing problems). Treatment is available, however, and the diabetes usually goes away after pregnancy for most women.
(Click Gestational Diabetes to learn more about why this condition occurs, how it can be treated, and what you can do to help prevent type 2 diabetes after pregnancy. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on gestational diabetes.)