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Were you looking for more information about Gestational Diabetes? Gestational diebetes is a common misspelling of gestational diabetes.
Gestational diabetes is a specific type of diabetes that occurs in about 5 percent of all pregnant women. Changing hormones and weight gain are part of a healthy pregnancy, but these changes can make it difficult for your body to get the energy it needs from the food you eat. This can result in gestational diabetes. Treating the disease at an early stage is important, as untreated gestational diabetes can lead to health problems for both the mother and the fetus.
(Click Gestational Diabetes to learn more about this type of diabetes, including why it occurs, who is at higher risk for developing this condition, and how to treat it. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on gestational diabetes.)