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Pregnancy and Diabetes

Wanda Nicholson, M.D., Wendy Bennett, M.D., M.P.H.
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DEFINITION

  • Diabetic pregnancy refers to both pregestational and gestational diabetes.
  • Pregestational diabetes: usually diagnosed before a woman conceives but may be diagnosed early in pregnancy.
  • Gestational diabetes (GDM): diabetes diagnosed after the onset of pregnancy.

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Last updated: April 9, 2015