What is gestational diabetes mellitus, its causes, symptoms and treatment

However, these symptoms are not specific to gestational diabetics and are also common for non-diabetic mothers.
The symptoms may vary from excessive weight gain to frequent urination, excessive thirst, fatigue, and mood swings.

Gestational diabetes is a common problem faced by many women during pregnancy, where they develop a resistance to insulin and have high blood sugar during pregnancy. It tends to occur around the 24th week of pregnancy, and becomes normal after the pregnancy is over.

“The condition arises because the action of insulin is blocked, probably by hormones produced by placenta (an organ that connects the developing baby to the wall of the uterus and provides nutrition),” says Dr Roshani Gadge, Diabetologist consultant, GadgeDiabetes Centre, Mumbai. Full Story