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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Gestational diabetes

Pregnant women have a higher incidence of diabetes than in the non-pregnant state.
Some women are diabetic only during pregnancy - gestational diabetes. Maternal diabetes affects fetal health and some women who had gestational diabetes later become diabetic. Gestational diabetes could be considered a pre-diabetic state.

In brief: Gestational diabetes

Pregnant women have a higher incidence of diabetes than in the non-pregnant state.
Some women are diabetic only during pregnancy - gestational diabetes. Maternal diabetes affects fetal health and some women who had gestational diabetes later become diabetic. Gestational diabetes could be considered a pre-diabetic state.
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