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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.
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?

Study finds new link between short sleep during pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus

Study finds new link between short sleep during pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus

CNIC scientists reveal fundamental role of hypoxia response in correct formation of the heart

CNIC scientists reveal fundamental role of hypoxia response in correct formation of the heart

Western diet during pregnancy may increase obesity risk in offspring

Western diet during pregnancy may increase obesity risk in offspring

New Penn research shows optimal available method for inducing labor in pregnant women

New Penn research shows optimal available method for inducing labor in pregnant women

Older first-time mothers may have increased chances of living longer

Older first-time mothers may have increased chances of living longer

Study finds link between winter conception and gestational diabetes risk

Study finds link between winter conception and gestational diabetes risk

Medicare expands lifestyle intervention to combat prediabetes

Medicare expands lifestyle intervention to combat prediabetes

NRS Healthcare creates video and infographic to raise awareness of diabetes

NRS Healthcare creates video and infographic to raise awareness of diabetes

Infections, not antibiotics linked to increased risk of childhood obesity

Infections, not antibiotics linked to increased risk of childhood obesity