Gestational diabetes


Symptoms of gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes doesn't usually cause any symptoms.

Most cases are only picked up when your blood sugar level is tested during screening for gestational diabetes .

Some women may develop symptoms if their blood sugar level gets too high (hyperglycaemia) ,such as:

  • increased thirst
  • needing to pee more often than usual
  • a dry mouth
  • tiredness

But some of these symptoms are common during pregnancy anyway and aren't necessarily a sign of a problem. Speak to your midwife or doctor if you're worried about any symptoms you're experiencing.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 4 Jan 2017