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La diabetes gestacional se define como la intolerancia a la glucosa en el transcurso del embarazo, período durante el cual los cambios hormonales pueden hacer que el cuerpo sea menos sensible al efecto de la insulina. Estos cambios pueden llevar a alta presencia de azúcar en la sangre y diabetes. Los altos niveles de azúcar en la sangre durante el embarazo son peligrosos tanto para la madre como para el bebé.
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