Gestational Diabetes Mellitus typically occurs during pregnancy. The body, during this time, produces hormones that keep the insulin from doing its job. To make up for this, the body makes extra insulin. But in some women this extra insulin is not enough, so they get gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes usually goes away when the pregnancy is over. Women who have had gestational diabetes are very likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life.
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