Gestational Diabetes: What Expecting Mothers Should Know
February 22, 2016•11 min
About 10 percent of women who do not have diabetes develop diabetes during pregnancy. This is called Gestational Diabetes. Becoming educated on what to do to control gestational diabetes during pregnancy is important for you and your baby.Gestational diabetes, or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than they should be during pregnancy for a woman who does not have diabetes. This happens because the placenta produces many hormones that make it difficult to keep blood sugar levels in normal ranges.Benjamin Byers, DO is here to discuss Gestational Diabetes.