Pregnancy can be a roller coaster ride. Even with all of the advancements in modern medicine, pregnancy can be a dangerous time. Gestational diabetes is one of the complications that you should be concerned with when pregnant. Your baby could be born early, suffer from respiratory distress syndrome, and have a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life if you have gestational diabetes. You will want to work closely with your OBGYN to help diagnose and treat gestational diabetes during your next pregnancy.