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10 Signs and Symptoms of Gestational Diabetes

Jaclyn Hughes

When you’re pregnant, it seems as if anything is possible to happen physically. Some days you may be exhausted for no reason, others you may be so sick that you can’t get out of bed. This is all totally expected of every pregnancy, but what about the days when your body just seems to be trying to tell you that something just isn’t right internally. This is often he case for millions of women develop gestational diabetes.

This form of diabetes is easily managed for the most part through the pregnancy, then it goes away once the mother gives birth. It’s a temporary setback, but a necessary one to get diagnosed because it can be very serious if not handled by a doctor. The symptoms are pretty similar to regular pregnancy days, with fatigue, and nausea making the list of warning signs, so it can be tricky to detect.

If you begin to notice more than one of these symptoms happening on a regular basis, then it is best to consult with your obstetrician to get the testing over with just to be on the safe side. Most doctors in 2016 already have a system in place that tests for this type of diabetes, but some women find that they develop the illness early on in the pregnancy making it a call for action to get it treated immediately.

Here are the top 10 signs and symptoms of gestational diabetes:

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