What is Gestational Diabetes

Dr. Yap Moy Juan

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (fetal medicine)

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is defined as any degree of glucose intolerance with onset at or first detected during pregnancy. It affects around 9% of women who are pregnant and the incidence is increasing because it mirrors the higher incidence of Type 2 diabetes in younger people in more affluent nations.

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