Bookmark and Share
pears bike insulin

Due to unforeseen circumstances, publication orders cannot be taken or processed at this time. Publication ordering buttons and links will not work.

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Am I at Risk for Gestational Diabetes? thumbnail image

Am I at risk for gestational diabetes? (from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)
This brief booklet describes gestational diabetes—a type of diabetes that occurs only in pregnant women—its risk factors, and its diagnosis.

Gestational Diabetes thumbnail image

Diabetes and Pregnancy (from MedlinePlus)
This webpage is for patients and their families and friends.

Diabetes and Pregnancy thumbnail image

Diabetes and Pregnancy (from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
This webpage includes an overview of gestational diabetes and how it affects the health of both mother and baby, tips to prevent health problems during pregnancy, and additional links for more information.

Did You Have Gestational Diabetes When You Were Pregnant? What You Need to Know thumbnail image

Did You Have Gestational Diabetes When You Were Pregnant? What You Need to Know
This tip sheet offers women with a history of gestational diabetes information on how to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and lower their children's risk for developing this disease.

Nunca es muy temprano para prevenir la diabetes. Pequeños pasos de por vida para una familia sana thumbnail image

En Español
¿Tuvo diabetes gestacional cuando estaba embarazada? Lo que usted necesita saber.
Esta hoja de consejos ofrece información para ayudar a las mujeres con un historial de la diabetes gestacional (DMG) prevenir o retardar la diabetes tipo 2, y además ayudar a sus hijos a reducir el riesgo de esta enfermedad.

Gestational Diabetes: A Guide for Pregnant Women thumbnail image

Gestational Diabetes: A Guide for Pregnant Women (from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
This guide helps patients talk with their doctor or midwife about gestational diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes: Caring for Women During and After Pregnancy thumbnail image

Gestational Diabetes: Caring for Women During and After Pregnancy (from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) (for health care professionals)
This guide summarizes clinical evidence about prenatal treatment and delivery management for women with gestational diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes: What You Need to Know thumbnail image

Gestational Diabetes: What You Need to Know
Defines gestational diabetes and lists risk factors. Briefly describes the effects of gestational diabetes on the mother and baby. Offers tips for staying healthy during pregnancy.
PDF Version (942 KB) *

Managing Gestational Diabetes: A Patient’s Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy thumbnail image

Managing Gestational Diabetes: A Patient’s Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy (from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)
The booklet explains gestational diabetes, its causes, and its symptoms. It also provides a general treatment plan for the condition that patients and health care professionals can use to set up a treatment regimen that addresses the woman's specific needs.

Screening and Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment thumbnail image

Screening and Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments. (from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) (for health care professionals)
This review aims to identify the properties of screening and diagnostic tests for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), to evaluate the potential benefits and harms of screening, to assess the effects of different screening and diagnostic thresholds on outcomes for mothers and their offspring, and to determine the effects of treatment in modifying outcomes for women diagnosed with GDM.

What I need to know about Gestational Diabetes publication thumbnail image

What I need to know about Gestational Diabetes
Defines gestational diabetes, explains the causes and diagnosis, and outlines treatment. Includes strategies for preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes later in life.
PDF Version (1,627 KB) *

Lo que usted debe saber sobre la diabetes gestacional publication thumbnail image

En Español
Lo que usted debe saber sobre la diabetes gestacional
Define la diabetes gestacional, explica las causas y el diagnóstico, y describe el tratamiento. Incluye estrategias para prevenir o retrasar la diabetes tipo 2 más adelante.
PDF Version (1,676 KB) *

What I need to know about Preparing for Pregnancy if I Have Diabetes publication thumbnail image

What I need to know about Preparing for Pregnancy if I Have Diabetes
Explains in an easy-to-read format why and how women with diabetes should take care of themselves before, during, and after pregnancy.

Guía sobre el embarazo para mujeres con diabetes publication thumbnail image

En Español
Guía sobre el embarazo para mujeres con diabetes
Proporciona una guía completa para mujeres embarazadas que sufren de una diabetes preexistente y distingue a aquellas con diabetes tipo 1 y diabetes tipo 2. Resume un plan de cuidado para la diabetes y proporciona información detallada sobre cada aspecto del cuidado. Incluye registros para anotar los niveles de glucosa en la sangre, el consumo de alimentos, las medicinas y la actividad física.

Gestational Diabetes: What you need to know thumbnail image

Gestational Diabetes: What You Need to Know
Defines gestational diabetes and lists risk factors. Briefly describes the effects of gestational diabetes on the mother and baby. Offers tips for staying healthy during pregnancy.
PDF Version (942 KB) *

[Top]

Page last updated October 8, 2013


The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
1 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892–3560
Phone: 1–800–860–8747
TTY: 1–866–569–1162
Fax: 703–738–4929
Email: ndic@info.niddk.nih.gov
Internet: www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov

Department of Health and Human ServicesThe National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney DiseasesUSA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state, and local government web resources and services.This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify.

NIH...Turning Discovery Into Health ®

Privacy Statement | Disclaimers | Accessibility | PDF versions require the free Acrobat Reader click to view disclaimer page software for viewing.