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2. Pregnancy

Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy when the body produces more hormones, which can make the cells of the body more resistant to insulin than normal. When this usually happens, the pancreas begins to create more of the blood sugar hormone. However, sometimes the pancreas can't keep up with the amount body needs. During this time, too much glucose stays in the bloodstream, causing the disease to develop.

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