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Understanding gestational diabetes fact sheet


Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. About one in seven pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes. It is usually diagnosed around 24 to 28 weeks of pregnancy.

For most women, diabetes goes away after the baby is born. But there is an increased risk of type 2 diabetes after pregnancy and a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes in future pregnancies.

Read more in our fact sheet Understanding gestational diabetes.