Gestational diabetes is a rare yet serious condition that causes high blood sugar and insulin resistance in pregnant women. There are many reasons a woman might develop this condition during pregnancy, including obesity, high blood pressure or prediabetes. If undiagnosed, a child may become too large and cause other birth complications, too. Regardless of the cause, however, it is a doctor's responsibility to provide an accurate diagnosis if a mother develops this potentially serious condition.
Gestational diabetes is diabetes that appears in a woman during a pregnancy. If it is not diagnosed and treated, the repercussions can be serious. For example, babies may grow too large in the womb, and delivery can be extremely complicated. Injuries to the woman and/or child might result.