Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that can develop during pregnancy in women who don’t already have diabetes.

Talk to your doctor about your risk.

It's important to know if you have gestational diabetes. Only your health care provider can determine whether you have gestational diabetes. Managing gestational diabetes will help make sure you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

If you've been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, check out the resources below and talk to your provider about a referral for diabetes self-management education and support, to help you take care of your diabetes and have a healthy baby.


Gestational diabetes can put you at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Find out about how the National Diabetes Prevention Program can help lower your risk of developing diabetes. Ask your provider to refer you when you’re ready.

Resources for providers