A common health problem experienced by between 2-7% of all women during pregnancy. The transient diabetes state ends shortly after giving birth.  Most women revert to non-diabetic status, but remain at higher risk for developing permanent diabetes than those who have never had gestational diabetes.
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More Information[edit | edit source]
- Pregnancy-related diabetes mellitus in two dogs Norman EJ, Wolsky KJ, MacKay GA., 2006, New Zealand Veterinary Journal
- Gestational diabetes mellitus in 13 dogs Fall T, Johansson Kreuger S, Juberget A, Bergström A, Hedhammar A., 2008, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
- Canine and Feline Diabetes Mellitus: Nature or Nurture?-Diestrus-and gestation-associated diabetes Rand, Jacqueline, Fleeman, Linda, et. al., 2004, Waltham International Science Symposium
- Diabetes Mellitus in Elkhounds Is Associated with Diestrus and Pregnancy Fall, T., Hedhammer, Å., Wallberg, A., Fall, N., Ahlgren, K. M., Hamlin, H. H., Lindblad-Toh, K., Andersson, G., Kämpe, O., 2010, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine