Danielle Lloyd diagnosed with gestational diabetes

The 6-months pregnant telly regular is reportedly suffering from GD - here's what you need to know about it

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Former Celeb Big Brother star Danielle Lloyd has reportedly been diagnosed with gestational diabetes.

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The 33-year-old TV personality, who is due to give birth to her 4th child in August, was told by doctors to rest after finding out she had the condition, according to The Sun.

And just a week before her diagnosis, Danielle took to her OK! magazine column to share a health update with fans – and admit she felt panicked over the possibility of having diabetes.

“I haven’t been very good at all this week. I’ve been feeling really poorly and I’ve had to go to the doctors twice because I don’t know what’s wrong with me.

“I know doctors tell you not to Google stuff but I did and I read about diabetes and how it can make you go into early labour and I was like, ‘oh my god’ it just makes you panic, I was quite frightened.”

“I just want to find out what’s wrong, because I keep getting these migraines and they’re horrible, I feel like a zombie, almost like I’m not on this planet.”

Danielle also described feeling extreme fatigue, and feeling like she could pass out.

Now, while of course it sounds pretty scary, we hope she’ll have nothing to worry about, and be on the mend soon ?

What is gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes (also known as GD) is a type you can get while you’re expecting, usually in the last trimester.

It’s a fairly common condition, which Tommy’s charity says affects 3 – 5 pregnant women in every 100.

There are often aren’t any symptoms (it’s usually picked up by a routine urine test), and the good news about the condition is it typically disappears after giving birth, and often doesn’t harm the health of your baby.

Usually, GD can be treated with exercise and diet, though in some cases – perhaps like Danielle’s – it can require medication and a bit of rest.

However, according to the NHS website, there is a small chance your baby could be born prematurely, or you could develop pre-eclampsia, if the condition remains untreated. 

So it is important that if you do have it, you’re closely monitored by your GP.

Honestly, we don’t know much about Danielle’s exact situation at this stage, but we hope she starts to feel better ?

Read the MadeForMums guide to gestational diabetes here

Images: Instagram/Danielle Lloyd

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