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Gestational Diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy, usually during the second trimester. About 7 percent to 14 percent of all pregnant women develop gestational diabetes and it poses health risks for both mother and baby. You should be tested for GDM with a blood glucose screening at 24-28 weeks of pregnancy.

If you are diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes, meeting with a registered dietitian, registered nurse, social worker and participating in NorthBay Healthcare's Sweet Success program can help you control your blood sugar and avoid complications during pregnancy and delivery.

For more information on gestational diabetes, click here. If you want to be part of the Sweet Success program, talk to your prenatal provider and/or be referred through the Center for Women's Health. All insurances, including Medi-Cal are accepted.