The Wellcast

Gestational Diabetes: Risk Factors and Treatment

April 4, 201612 min
Gestational diabetes—for many women the first mention of it may be when their girlfriend tells them you will have to drink this syrup-like liquid for your gestational diabetes test. Other than knowing they want to pass the test, many woman may be very unfamiliar with gestational diabetes risk factors, treatment and implications on mom and baby.  About 3 to 8 percent of pregnant women in America develop gestational diabetes which occurs only during pregnancy; usually goes away after your baby is born and often does not have symptoms that show. Today, Donald Wothe, MD, talks about what may a put a woman at a higher risk for developing gestational diabetes and what treatment often looks like.

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