Gestational diabetes usually does not cause symptoms distinguishable from those that commonly occur in pregnancy. If symptoms do occur, they may be similar to those in nongestational diabetes. These may include:
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American Diabetes Association website. Available at: http://www.diabetes.org.
Hod M, Jovanovic LG, et al, eds. Textbook of Diabetes and Pregnancy. Independence, KY: Taylor and Francis; 2003.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development website. Available at: http://www.nichd.nih.gov.
Last reviewed September 2014 by Andrea Chisholm, MD
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