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Gestational diabetes is diabetes that is found for the first time when a woman is pregnant. Out of every 100 pregnant women in the United States, three to eight get gestational diabetes. Diabetes means that your blood glucose (also called blood sugar) is too high. Your body uses glucose for energy. But too much glucose in your blood can be harmful. When you are pregnant, too much glucose is not good for your baby.
New study identifies substantial unmet needs in Indigenous infant disease prevention, medical care

New study identifies substantial unmet needs in Indigenous infant disease prevention, medical care

Women with obstructive sleep apnea may be at increased risk for pregnancy complications

Women with obstructive sleep apnea may be at increased risk for pregnancy complications

Researchers find direct link between outdoor temperature and risk of gestational diabetes

Researchers find direct link between outdoor temperature and risk of gestational diabetes

Glycated CD59 identified as novel biomarker for screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes

Glycated CD59 identified as novel biomarker for screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes

Marijuana use among pregnant women linked to low birth weight infants

Marijuana use among pregnant women linked to low birth weight infants

New blood test could help identify women at higher risk for developing gestational diabetes

New blood test could help identify women at higher risk for developing gestational diabetes

Study examines how pregnancy risk factors affect outcomes of home and birthing center deliveries

Study examines how pregnancy risk factors affect outcomes of home and birthing center deliveries

Weight gain within healthy BMI range increases gestational diabetes risk in women

Weight gain within healthy BMI range increases gestational diabetes risk in women

New algorithm can help screen for OSA in women with gestational diabetes

New algorithm can help screen for OSA in women with gestational diabetes

Pre-pregnancy BMI and ethnicity may signal likelihood for obesity later in life, research shows

Pre-pregnancy BMI and ethnicity may signal likelihood for obesity later in life, research shows

Why don’t patients always discuss hyperglycemia with their doctor?

Why don’t patients always discuss hyperglycemia with their doctor?

Study: Common drug used to prevent preterm births provides no benefit but may cause side effects

Study: Common drug used to prevent preterm births provides no benefit but may cause side effects

Early puberty in girls could flag later risk of gestational diabetes

Early puberty in girls could flag later risk of gestational diabetes

Premature delivery raises woman's risk for heart disease later in life

Premature delivery raises woman's risk for heart disease later in life

Number of children may be new risk factor for cardiovascular diseases in both parents

Number of children may be new risk factor for cardiovascular diseases in both parents

Cardiologist reveals 13 facts about heart disease in women

Cardiologist reveals 13 facts about heart disease in women

Children exposed to complications before or during birth more likely to develop ASD, study finds

Children exposed to complications before or during birth more likely to develop ASD, study finds

Treating subclinical hypothyroidism can reduce pregnancy loss, study shows

Treating subclinical hypothyroidism can reduce pregnancy loss, study shows

Gestational diabetes raises postpartum depression risk in first-time mothers

Gestational diabetes raises postpartum depression risk in first-time mothers

Childhood obesity starts in the womb?

Childhood obesity starts in the womb?