34 weeks pregnant mother

Question: Is gestational diabetes common?

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Answer: Hi , yes it is .A form of high blood sugar affecting pregnant women. Those who develop gestational diabetes are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. Do follow your doctor and keep a close eye on diet and meds
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