Thanks to medical advancements, diabetic women are having normal healthy pregnancies. Decades ago when diabetes was still a mystery women with the disease were urged not to become pregnant. Whether you have diabetes before pregnancy or develop it during pregnancy, in which case it is known as gestational diabetes, symptoms and treatment are the same. This article will discuss the signs of diabetes during pregnancy and the steps to take to have a healthy pregnancy.
Four to seven percent of women will develop diabetes during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is the most common pregnancy complication. In 97 percent of women, the gestational diabetes will go away after they give birth. The signs and symptoms of diabetes are the same before pregnancy and during pregnancy. They include excessive hunger and/or thirst, frequent urination, abnormal fatigue, recurrent infections and increased blood pressure.