Living With Gestational Diabetes
Gestational diabetes mellitus is a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. Your body cannot produce enough insulin to handle the effects of a growing baby and changing hormone levels. Insulin helps your body to control the level of glucose (sugar) in your blood. If your body cannot produce enough insulin, your blood sugar levels will rise.
The good news is your baby will not be born with diabetes. Gestational diabetes can be managed and you can expect to have a happy, healthy baby.