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Gestational Diabetes 
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy. Like other forms of diabetes, gestational diabetes affects the way your body uses sugar (glucose) — your body's main source of fuel. Gestational diabetes can cause high blood sugar levels that can threaten the health of your unborn baby.  It is important to work with your health-care team to properly manage gestational diabetes.

For more information, click on the following link:

http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/gestational

Click on the following link to see what glucose levels determine a diagnosis of gestational diabetes:

http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/diagnosis/index.htm#diagnosis


**Please contact your health care provider for specific medical advice and/or exercise and dietary recommendations.

** This is intended for general informational purposes only.  It is not intended to provide you with medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or prognosis.  This information should not be used in place of advice from a qualified medical provider.  Consult your health care provider for medical and dietary advice or if you think you have a medical problem.  St. Francis Hospital and Health Services disclaims all guarantees regarding the completeness, timeliness, relevance and accuracy of this information.

 
 
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