Medical Dictionary: GDM
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GDM: Another name for Gestational diabetes.
GDM (condition): Diabetes that occurs in pregnant women, usually resolving after birth.
GDM (condition): Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a form of diabetes that occurs in pregnant women. It usually causes only mild symptoms similar to those of early Type 2 diabetes, and is thus often only diagnosed by specific screening in the 24th-28th week of pregnancy; some cases sadly remain undiagnosed. GDM can cause serious complications for the baby and the mother, so early diagnosis and ongoing treatment is important for a good outcome.
Gestational diabetes develops only during
pregnancy. Like type 2 diabetes, it occurs more often in African
Americans, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, and people with a family
history of diabetes. Though it usually disappears after delivery, the
mother is at increased risk of getting type 2 diabetes later in life.
More information on medical condition: Gestational diabetes:
- Introduction: Gestational diabetes
- Basic Summary for Gestational diabetes
- Risk Factors for Gestational diabetes
- Symptoms of Gestational diabetes
- Complications of Gestational diabetes
- Diagnostic Tests for Gestational diabetes
- Misdiagnosis of Gestational diabetes
- Treatments for Gestational diabetes
1. excerpt from Diabetes Overview: NIDDK
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