Symptoms of Gestational Diabetes
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) often does not cause any symptoms. Those who do may have ones that are like diabetes. They may be:
- Increased urination—A buildup of glucose pulls water out of the body’s tissues and into the blood. This extra water is turned into urine.
- Thirst—Urinating more causes the body to need more fluids.
- Nausea—Changes in blood glucose levels can cause feelings of nausea.
- Weakness—Fatigue happens when cells do not get enough glucose to use for energy.
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Practice Bulletins—Obstetrics. Practice Bulletin No. 190: Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Feb;131(2):e49-e64.
- Gestational diabetes. American Diabetes Association website. Available at: https://www.diabetes.org/diabetes/gestational-diabetes.
- Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/gestational-diabetes-mellitus-gdm.
- Beverly Siegal, MD, FACOG
(C) Copyright 2022 EBSCO Information Services
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
To send comments or feedback to our Editorial Team regarding the content please email us at email@example.com.