Gestational Diabetes News and Research

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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.
Treating pregnancy-related diabetes helps babies and improves the mother's health-related quality of life

Treating pregnancy-related diabetes helps babies and improves the mother's health-related quality of life

Researchers describe emerging strategy for prevention, early treatment of Type 2 diabetes

Researchers describe emerging strategy for prevention, early treatment of Type 2 diabetes

The facts on prenatal care

The facts on prenatal care

Link between body-mass index and oral-contraceptive failure

Link between body-mass index and oral-contraceptive failure

Labor lasts longer for overweight or obese women

Labor lasts longer for overweight or obese women

Telemedicine aims to reduce large birth weights which lead to obesity and diabetes

Telemedicine aims to reduce large birth weights which lead to obesity and diabetes

Obesity in mothers is one of the most decisive factors contributing to the appearance of congenital malformations in their children

Obesity in mothers is one of the most decisive factors contributing to the appearance of congenital malformations in their children

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes, or high blood sugar, that only pregnant women get

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes, or high blood sugar, that only pregnant women get

Higher-than-normal amounts of a selenium-containing enzyme could promote type 2 diabetes

Higher-than-normal amounts of a selenium-containing enzyme could promote type 2 diabetes

Obese women more likely to have pregnancy complications and caesarean sections than women of average weight

Obese women more likely to have pregnancy complications and caesarean sections than women of average weight

Launch of first national multicultural diabetes prevention campaign

Launch of first national multicultural diabetes prevention campaign

70% of Americans not aware of their blood glucose (sugar) level

70% of Americans not aware of their blood glucose (sugar) level