Gestational diabetes is a temporary form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. It is estimated that 3% to 20% of women across Canada will develop gestational diabetes every year. So what are the risks of having gestational diabetes?
Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a temporary form of diabetes that can arise during pregnancy.
There are several types of ‘diabetes in pregnancy’. Diabetes can sometimes present for the first time during a pregnancy. This type, which is usually picked up by a routine test about half way through the pregnancy, is called gestational diabetes.
Pregnancy can present challenges for any women. However, managing a diagnosis of gestational diabetes can add additional challenges and therefore result in new stressors in a woman’s life.