Diabetes is among the most frequent medical conditions in pregnancy potentially leading to complications such as big babies, cesarean sections, injury during vaginal delivery and complications for the newborn baby.
Obesity is a growing epidemic thought to be the cause of various growing health conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and premature death. ... read more »
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 »
It seems gestational diabetes causes the carotid artery wall to thicken, a condition that may trigger heart disease. ... read more »
The glucose challenge test measures blood glucose levels and can ... read more »
Gestational diabetes carries the same symptoms and problems as other forms of diabetes not associated with pregnancy because the body loses the ability to handle food sugars and insulin development. ... read more »
Women who have diabetes are at increased risk of complications in pregnancy, including increased risk of birth defects or fetal death. ... read more »
Diabetes, the tendency to have increased blood sugars, is among the most common medical conditions in pregnancy. ... read more »