Get tested for diabetes 6 to 12 weeks after your baby is born, and then every 1 to 3 years.For most women with gestational diabetes, the diabetes goes away soon after delivery. Even if the diabetes does go away after the baby is born, half of all women who had gestational diabetes develop type 2 diabetes later.
Beside this, is gestational diabetes serious?
Gestational diabetes can hurt your baby. With gestational diabetes your pancreas has to work extra hard to produce insulin, but the insulin will not lower your blood glucose levels. If left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause serious complications for you and your baby.
What are the risks of gestational diabetes?
If you have gestational diabetes, your baby may be at increased risk of:
- Excessive birth weight.
- Early (preterm) birth and respiratory distress syndrome.
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
- Type 2 diabetes later in life.
What are the warning signs of gestational diabetes?
Signs and symptoms can include:
- Sugar in urine (revealed in a test done in your doctor's office)
- Unusual thirst.
- Frequent urination.
- Frequent vaginal, bladder, and skin infections.
- Blurred vision.