gestational diabetes

  • When pregnancy causes diabetes

    Patient Stories

    Posted on 1 November 2021

    When a healthy woman develops diabetes during pregnancy, it’s known as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). It’s a serious condition that must be managed to ensure you – and your baby – are healthy.

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  • What is gestational diabetes?

    Diabetes

    Posted on 31 October 2019

    Gestational diabetes means you have high blood sugar levels during pregnancy – but is it a precursor of Type 2 diabetes? And will it affect your baby?

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  • Pregnant and diabetic? What you need to know..

    Diabetes

    Posted on 6 November 2018

    Two situations can occur: a woman with pre-existing diabetes wants to have a baby or, diabetes presents itself during the pregnancy of an otherwise healthy mother (this is referred to as gestational diabetes). Dr Andre Diedericks, an Ob-Gyn at Mediclinic Bloemfontein, explains these two situations.

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  • Understanding diabetes

    Diabetes

    Posted on 30 July 2012

    Diabetes mellitus, to use its full name, is a chronic condition that occurs when the body is unable to produce enough insulin or to use its insulin effectively to lower blood sugar (or glucose).

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