Most women with gestational diabetes do not experience any major problem in the initial stages and may remain unaware about the disease. Hence during pregnancy your doctor will recommend screening for gestational diabetes. The tests are usually done between the 24th and 28th week of pregnancy but in high risk cases (such as women with a history of gestational diabetes in previous pregnancy, or women with excessive weight gain) the tests may be done earlier. Read to know about the signs and symptoms of gestational diabetes.
If you have symptoms suggestive of high blood sugar (increased thirst, increased frequency of urination, rapid weight gain) consult your doctor so that you can be tested for gestational diabetes.
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