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  Pregnancy: Gestational Diabetes – Symptoms
 
What are the symptoms that I should look out for with regard to gestational diabetes?

The symptoms of gestational diabetes are the same as other types of diabetes, but the symptoms can get confused with the normal symptoms of pregnancy. For example, tiredness is a symptom of both gestational diabetes and also pregnancy. However, you may also be very thirsty and need to urinate frequently. Although pregnancy also creates the urge to urinate, usually the volume of urine is small each time. With diabetes, there will be large amounts of urine.

If you are at all concerned about any of these symptoms, then you should discuss the situation with you doctor, who may advise that you have a simple urine test to check the level of sugar in your urine. This can be a good first indicator of whether there is a problem.

See also:

Gestational Diabetes - Checking up on baby

Gestational Diabetes - Diet

Gestational Diabetes - Early delivery

Gestational Diabetes - Exercise

Gestational Diabetes - Insulin

Gestational Diabetes - Learning to manage

Gestational Diabetes - Management

Gestational Diabetes - Nutritional Support

Gestational Diabetes - Overweight

Gestational Diabetes - Reason for test

 
   
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