Gestational diabetes is a condition in which the glucose level is elevated and other diabetic symptoms appear during pregnancy in a woman who has not previously been diagnosed with diabetes. All diabetic symptoms disappear following delivery.
Unlike type 1 diabetes, gestational diabetes is not caused by a lack of insulin, but by blocking effects of other hormones on the insulin that is produced, a condition referred to as insulin resistance.
Approximately 7 percent of all pregnant women in the United States are diagnosed with gestational diabetes.
Both Methodist Jennie Edmundson and Methodist Hospital offer gestational diabetes services. To learn more, please select a location from the right-hand column.
- Gestational Diabetes Health Information
- Methodist Health System Diabetes Services
- Methodist Health System Nutrition & Weight Management Services