Gestational Diabetes

Diabetes can develop during pregnancy in women who haven’t previously had the condition. This is called gestational diabetes, and it affects around two to seven out of 100 pregnant women. It can lead to problems for the mother and baby if it isn’t properly controlled.

During pregnancy, various hormones block the usual action of insulin. This helps to make sure your growing baby gets enough sugar. Your body needs to produce more insulin to cope with these changes. Gestational diabetes develops when your body can’t meet the extra insulin demands of the pregnancy.

Gestational diabetes usually begins in the second half of pregnancy, and goes away after your baby is born.

Other Types of Diabetes include:


Drug induced diabetes

Secondary diabetes