Are you at risk?

Gestational diabetes (GD) is a type of diabetes that is first seen in a pregnant woman who did not have diabetes before she was pregnant. Some woman have more than one pregnancy affected by gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes usually shows up in the middle of the pregnancy. Doctors most often test for it between 24 and 28 weeks.

Although any pregnant woman can develop gestational diabetes, the following risk factors are linked to GD;

  • Being overweight
  • Family history of diabetes
  • Previous gestational diabetes
  • Previously delivered a baby weighing >4kg
  • A disorder called polycystic ovarian syndrome

Clinics & Services

We have three strategically located clinics in Joburg & surrounds and a full range of specialist diabetes services.

Pregnancy and Diabetes

Why every pregnant woman should take note of diabetes and what precautions should be taken.