All Gestational Diabetes Articles


New legislation seeks to address diabetes epidemic among minority populations

September 19, 2011
Gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes are significantly more common among racial minorities, but new legislation introduced into Congress seeks to address these issues by making educational and other health resources more available to those affected by the problem.

With more women delaying maternity, gestational diabetes becomes a bigger risk

September 16, 2011
The age at which many women are becoming pregnant for the first time is being pushed back. This may have a number of important health consequences, not the least of which is an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes.

A diabetic diet may limit negative impact of gestational diabetes on maternal and fetal health

August 02, 2011
A growing body of evidence suggests that the types of food that women consume during pregnancy can have an impact on their baby's health.

Mother with gestational diabetes delivers 16-pound baby

July 14, 2011
The birth of a 16-pound child delivered by a woman with gestational diabetes in Texas sparked nationwide attention.

Odds of developing gestational diabetes may be predicted up to seven years before pregnancy

May 31, 2011
Some women wish that they could foresee the future. However, a recent study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology indicated that these females may be able to predict that they will develop gestational diabetes up to seven years before they even become pregnant.

Packing on pounds between pregnancies may increase risk of gestational diabetes

May 26, 2011
There is no shortage of evidence that obesity and weight gain have negative effects on an individual's health. However, it may be especially important for mothers-to-be to maintain a healthy body mass in between pregnancies, since failure to do so may lead to gestational diabetes.

Gestational diabetes may raise risk of type 2 diabetes, delivery complications

May 25, 2011
Many people know that obesity is a primary risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. However, some women may not realize that weight gain at any time in life - even during pregnancy - may cause them to become diabetic.

Lifestyle interventions may help women with gestational diabetes avoid type 2 diabetes later in life

May 11, 2011
While some mothers-to-be start planning their post-pregnancy workout regimens months before their due dates, others may find themselves succumbing to ice cream cravings - they're going to gain weight either way, right?

How moms can ensure that they and their kids receive proper type 2 diabetes diagnosis

May 04, 2011
Mother's Day is just around the corner and in light of this occasion, many healthcare agencies and providers are encouraging women to take measures to ensure that their families do not develop serious health problems due to undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.
Gestational Diabetes Overview

Gestational Diabetes Overview

April 21, 2011
Gestational diabetes is diabetes during pregnancy. Learn how eating well, exercising, and taking medications may help you protect your baby.