Around the world, the number of women with gestational diabetes is increasing. In 2020, 1 in 6 births was affected by pregnancy diabetes.
Women who develop gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have a higher risk of experiencing complications during pregnancy and birth, as well as developing diabetes later in life.
Babies of moms with pregnancy diabetes might be larger than other babies (>4 kg birth weight) and have a higher risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes later in life.
8 simple things you can do to prevent gestational diabetes
It is important for women with gestational diabetes to carefully control and monitor their blood glucose levels to reduce the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes with the support of their gynecologists.