gestational diabetes

why do some mummies have gestational diabetes? my first pregnancy i do have it but my second, i havent know the results yet. hopefully i wont get it!

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I’m not sure why it happens exactly, but somehow, with the baby growing inside you, your body cannot break down the sugar that you take in well/fast enough, causing the diabetes. A small group of people also get diabetes permanently after gestational diabetes, which is why you should repeat the test about 6 weeks after you deliver.

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It's quite common for pregnancy. Most importantly you must eat everything in moderation from the beginning when you know you are pregnant. Cut down on your sugar & carbo (especially 1 week before your OGTT). Try to drink more plain water to clear away excess sugar.