Gestational diabetes is a pregnancy-related condition that certain women can develop because of the hormonal shifts that occur during pregnancy. Somewhat older women and women of certain races are more prone to developing the condition. Gestational diabetes can also be a warning that the woman is more susceptible to developing type 2 diabetes later in life. Some women may require intensive therapy to manage their blood sugar, but changing to a healthier lifestyle in terms of gentle, doctor-approved activities/exercise and good diet can help.
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This video gives you a very basic introduction to the topic from an MD and helps you get a better sense of what is involved in taking care of yourself and your baby to avoid pregnancy complications for your child and yourself. It is important to learn everything you can and to work closely with your doctor to get the medical care you need for a successful pregnancy.
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