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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.
Researchers find evidence of periodontal disease leading to gestational diabetes

Researchers find evidence of periodontal disease leading to gestational diabetes

Current recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy should be revised, says expert

Current recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy should be revised, says expert

Guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy should be revised

Guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy should be revised

New understanding of gestational diabetes

New understanding of gestational diabetes

Prediabetes is a wake up call and a chance for lifestyle changes

Prediabetes is a wake up call and a chance for lifestyle changes

Infant mortality rates decline in New York City

Infant mortality rates decline in New York City

Gestational diabetes doubles children's risk of obesity

Gestational diabetes doubles children's risk of obesity

Higher maternal sugar levels increases risk of childhood obesity

Higher maternal sugar levels increases risk of childhood obesity

Women with a history of gestational diabetes may have higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer

Women with a history of gestational diabetes may have higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer

Maternal obesity and birth defects

Maternal obesity and birth defects

Americans better at coping with their diabetes

Americans better at coping with their diabetes

Hyperglycemia and adverse pregnancy outcome study (HAPO)

Hyperglycemia and adverse pregnancy outcome study (HAPO)

Morning sickness may indicate lower risk of breast cancer

Morning sickness may indicate lower risk of breast cancer

Diabetes easily identified in pregnant women with simple blood test

Diabetes easily identified in pregnant women with simple blood test

Obese women can lose weight and it won't hurt the baby

Obese women can lose weight and it won't hurt the baby

Preparing for a baby

Preparing for a baby

Sleep apnea is associated with gestational diabetes mellitus and pregnancy-induced hypertension

Sleep apnea is associated with gestational diabetes mellitus and pregnancy-induced hypertension

Australian researcher unveils pregnancy mystery

Australian researcher unveils pregnancy mystery

After age 40 pregnant mums have three times the risk of stillbirth

After age 40 pregnant mums have three times the risk of stillbirth

Pregnancy at 40 and beyond is an independent risk factor for stillbirth

Pregnancy at 40 and beyond is an independent risk factor for stillbirth