Diabetes is a disease that needs regular monitoring. Gestational diabetes carries the same symptoms and problems as other forms of diabetes not associated with pregnancy. The body loses the ability to effectively handle food sugars and insulin development when pregnant.

Oral Glucose tolerance test OGTT (When not pregnant)

The glucose tolerance test is a laboratory method to check how the body breaks down (metabolizes) sugar. How the Test is Performed ... read more »

Pregnancy Related Problems of Older Women

What other medical issues can affect the pregnancies of older women? ... read more »

How to Know if You Have Diabetes During Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Diabetes, the tendency to have increased blood sugars, is among the most common medical conditions in pregnancy. ... read more »

Diabetes and the First Trimester of Pregnancy

Women who have diabetes are at increased risk of complications in pregnancy, including increased risk of birth defects or fetal death. ... read more »

Maternal Diabetes May Increase Risk of C-Section Delivery

Half of the women who have diabetes prior to becoming pregnant, undergo C-sections that could have been avoided. ... read more »

Different Types of Pregnancies

While pregnancy may seem like a simple term, there are different types of pregnancies. Most are a result of physical differences but some are related to multiple egg release, among other reasons. ... read more »

Weight Gain

Pregnancy weight gain is a healthy part of fetal gestation. As the placenta forms, fluid is retained, blood volume increases, and the baby grows. With all of these changes, weight gain is expected. ... read more »

Coexistence of Diabetes and Obesity in Pregnant Women

On its own, diabetes is already a chronic disease. But when it teams up with obesity, they form an even more frightening duo. Based on research published in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, these conditions pose higher health risks and can lead to serious complications. ... read more »

What are the Benefits of Breastfeeding Baby?

Breastfeeding has been part of motherhood since the beginning of time. Before there were formulas and baby bottles, there was breastmilk. Today, mothers have more options than ever when choosing how to feed baby, but breastfeeding is still the best choice. ... read more »

Most Important Health Screens for Men

Men should get regular health screenings to ensure optimal health. Here are the most important health screenings for men and how often screenings should take place. ... read more »

Men: How to Stay Healthy at Any Age

Taking care of the body you're in today and taking a proactive approach to health care is the ideal way to stay healthy at any age. ... read more »

Father's Diabetes May Cause Low Birth Weight

  Babies with a low birth weight are likely to have a father with late-onset diabetes, according to new research. Published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, this is one of the first studies to use information from the large, long-term study, UK Biobank.  ... read more »

The Truth About Erectile Dysfunction

There are physical and psychological causes for erectile dysfunction (ED), though most cases are caused by physical conditions that restrict blood flow to the penis. ... read more »

Saturated Fats Put Body Fat Where Heart, Diabetes Most Risky

Researchers in Sweden have discovered that some fats make us dangerously fat in the belly while another type is responsible for bulges elsewhere. ... read more »

Does Birth Order Influence Adult Health?

The first-born male child may be more prone to disease later in life than his younger siblings. ... read more »

Ease Up on Antibiotics to Decrease Diabetes Risk

The findings of a recent Danish study of antibiotics and diabetes strengthens the growing body of evidence that links the two. ... read more »

Fend Off Diabetes with High-Protein Breakfast

A nutritional study from Missouri finds that a breakfast high in protein will fend off the dangerous spikes in glucose and insulin that often lead to diabetes. ... read more »

Diet Soft Drinks Linked to Diabetes, Heart Disease

Recent studies indicate that adults and teenagers who regularly drink diet beverages tend to be overweight and at increased risk for metabolic syndrome, a forerunner for heart disease and diabetes. ... read more »

Is Chocolate Healthy?

New study shows chocolate has heart healthy effects in diabetic women. ... read more »

Can Herbs Stimulate Breast Milk Production?

When a woman is worried over a lack of adequate breast milk supplyduring lactation, she can be sure that what's not lacking is a widevariety of herbal supplements marketed as galactogogues, or substancesthat promote milk production. ... read more »

2013's Best Rated Diet is Perfect for Pregnancy

The winner of this year'sUS News top overall diet is the dietitian-approvedDASH -DietaryApproachestoStopHypertension-eatingplan. TheDASH diet, which has snagged first place for a second year in a row, was praised by a panel of health experts. ... read more »

Obesity During Pregnancy Affects Children for Years

While we know there is a connection between maternal obesity and fetal/child health and we know there are health risks associated with being obese during pregnancy, this study proves there are even more dimensions to the problem. ... read more »

Mom’s Diet May Increase Baby Risk of Diabetes

The correlation between maternal diet, weight and health and the future health of the fetus has been a hot topic in pregnancy research for more than a decade. According to the study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a poor pregnancy diet is not healthy for baby. ... read more »

C-Sections May Increase Risk of Allergies

  Researchers have recently reported a possible connection between method of delivery and allergies, including food allergies. The study, completed by researchers from Scotland and Sweden, was published in the journal Gut. ... read more »

Five Healthy Dessert Ideas to Beat Sugar Cravings

Consuming too much refined sugar during pregnancy can lead to weight gain and diabetes, which exposes the developing baby to large amounts of sugar in the womb. ... read more »

Metformin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Metformin during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... read more »

Choline May Protect Baby for Life

Recently, researchers from Cornell University revealed another important piece of the pregnancy nutrition / fetal health puzzle. According to their research, choline consumption during pregnancy is directed related to the long-term health of the child. ... read more »

Powerful Phytochemicals Can Maximize Health During Pregnancy

You're eating a balanced diet full of fruits and veggies, whole grains,low fat dairy, lean proteins, and healthy fats, but did you know thatyou can give your pregnancy a nutritional boost by including certain'super foods?' ... read more »

Diabetes in Men

Many men wonder why they should even care about diabetes. There are multiple types of diabetes, including Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational. ... read more »

Fetus Predetermined to Suffer Obesity or Heart Disease

Researchers at the Warwick Medical School have revealed a connection between life in the womb and obesity after birth. Healthier eating habits and regular vitamin intake may help reduce the risk of obesity late in life, according to the study. ... read more »

BPA Exposure Affects Behavior in Girls

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a plastic additive known to cause health problems in infants. ... read more »

The Best Type of Fiber for Reducing Diabetes Risk

When it comes to diabetes prevention, fiber is a key ingredient in keeping blood sugars within a healthy range. ... read more »

Erectile Dysfunction and Male Fertility

Erectile dysfunction is one of those problems that can simply make you feel like less of a man. In our culture, we place so much emphasis on the male sexual ego that it can literally be devastating to some men. ... read more »

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, commonly referred to as juvenile diabetes, is typically diagnosed in children or young adults, though diagnosis can occur in any stage of life. Of the nearly 26 million people in the United States with diabetes, only 5% have type 1 diabetes. ... read more »

Insulin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about insulin and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Follow-Up Care for Babies With Macrosomia

Patients who've given birth to an infant with macrosomia may think the medical concerns are over once discharged from the hospital, but that's not the case. Immediately after birth, the infant and mother are screened for diabetes. ... read more »

Glycated Hemoglobin (Whole Blood) During Pregnancy

Hemoglobin A1c, also known as glycated hemoglobin, is a test used to determine how well treatment for diabetes is working over a minimum of a six-week period. The test gives a result that shows an average blood glucose level for the previous six to 12 weeks. ... read more »

Mother’s Sugar Intake Triggers Fetal Brain Insulin Response

A group of German researchers have recently documented the connection between a mother's sugar intake and the brain activity of the baby she carries. ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes Invites Future Heart Disease

It seems gestational diabetes causes the carotid artery wall to thicken, a condition that may trigger heart disease. ... read more »

Harmful Toxins Passed From Mothers to Infants

When a child is born into the world, we expect them to be healthy, pure, and untainted by the age-inducing, toxic elements that we are sometimes unavoidably exposed to in today's developed world. A surprising new study may have put a damper on the pristine image. ... read more »

Colon Cancer in Women: Causes and Risk Factors

According to data from the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the US. The good news is that diagnosing colon cancer early can often lead to a cure. ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a condition unique to pregnant women. During pregnancy, the body becomes intolerant to glucose causing a temporary condition similar to mild forms type 1 or type 2 diabetes. ... read more »

What are the Symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

Many women have only a few and others have many symptoms. These are some of the symptoms of PCOS. ... read more »

Pregnancy Complications With Obese Mothers

Obesity is a growing epidemic thought to be the cause of various growing health conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and premature death. ... read more »

Wrong Foods and Time On The Menu Lead To Obesity and Diabetes

A recent study indicates eating big meals at night, especially when they’re meals big in unhealthy foods, throws off the body clock. ... read more »

Premature Births and Risk of Heart Disease for Mom

When a pregnant woman gives birth to an infant that is small for gestational age, she is at increased risk of heart disease, according to new research published in PLoS One. ... read more »

Diabetes Risk for African-American Women With Gestational Diabetes

Researchers have found a link between gestational diabetes and increased risk of type 2 diabetes in African-American women. ... read more »

Maternal Vitamin D Level and Diabetes in Offspring

Yet another health benefit of vitamin D has been added to the long list of this micronutrient's essential functions which include promoting calcium absorption and maintaining good bone health. ... read more »

Fertility in People with Childhood-onset Type 1 Diabetes

The Hjelt Institute in Finland recently completed and published a cohort study of 2,307 women and 2,819 men with type 1 diabetes. The purpose of the study was to determine the fertility outcome of patients living with child-onset diabetes. ... read more »

Diabetes Could be Rooted in Food Toxins Consumed by Infants

Toxins are present in many of the foods we consume every day. One food toxin of particular interest is Advanced Glycation End (AGE). This food toxin is present in breast milk and commercial infant formulas. ... read more »

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