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A form of diabetes that may develop during pregnancy. In some women, certain hormones normally produced by the body during pregnancy can result in unusually high blood glucose levels. If the body cannot produce enough insulin, this can lead to hyperglycaemia and may require treatment with insulin. Gestational diabetes usually ends when the baby is born, but many mothers who experience gestational diabetes can later develop Type 2 diabetes.