Diabetes Symptoms

Our goal is to help with the care and treatment of diabetes including diagnosing the symptoms

Blood sugar levels
Blood Sugar

Who Is at Risk?

Your age, ethnicity, weight, and medical history all factor into your risk for developing gestational diabetes. You are considered at an increased risk for gestational diabetes if anyone or more of the following risk factors apply:

You belong to certain high risk ethnic groups, including Hispanics, Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders.

You're overweight (as defined by a body mass index, or BMI, of 25 or higher).

You have a first degree relative with diabetes.

You're over age twenty five.

You have a history of GDM.

You have a history of impaired glucose tolerance.

You have had a baby weighing 9 pounds or more in a past pregnancy.

Essential

The National Institutes of Health recommends that women with two or more risk factors should be tested as soon as they become pregnant, and again between twenty four and twenty eight weeks of pregnancy. Women with a single risk factor can wait until the twenty fourth week to be tested.