What Is Gestational Diabetes? - Symptoms, Causes & Treatment


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What are the signs of Gestational Diabetes?

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1. Which answer explains how pregnancy affects blood glucose levels and may contribute to the cause of Gestational Diabetes.

2. What is the affect of Gestational Diabetes on a fetus?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Women who are either African American, Native American, have a BMI over 30 or had gestational diabetes in a past pregnancy have an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes. This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test you on information like the signs of this disorder and what it can do to a fetus.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to examine your knowledge of:

  • Symptoms of gestational diabetes
  • The way in which pregnancy impacts blood glucose levels
  • The impact this disorder can have on a fetus
  • A true statement concerning gestational diabetes

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding gestational diabetes
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define macrosomia and gestational diabetes.
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the affects of uncontrolled gestational diabetes

Additional Learning

To learn more about diabetes during pregnancy, read the lesson titled What Is Gestational Diabetes? - Symptoms, Causes & Treatment. Once you finish this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Define gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Explain what causes this temporary form of diabetes during pregnancy
  • Identify the negative consequences of untreated gestational diabetes
  • Know when pregnant women should be screened
  • Explain what macrosomia means
  • Describe the importance of regular blood glucose checks during pregnancy