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Friday, September 18, 2015

There are three types of diabetes: #3

3) Gestational diabetes
This type affects females during pregnancy. Some women have very high levels of glucose in their
blood, and their bodies are unable to produce enough insulin to transport all of the glucose into
their cells, resulting in progressively rising levels of glucose.

Diagnosis of gestational diabetes is made during pregnancy.

The majority of gestational diabetes patients can control their diabetes with exercise and diet.
Between 10% to 20% of them will need to take some kind of blood-glucose-controlling
medications. Undiagnosed or uncontrolled gestational diabetes can raise the risk of complications
during childbirth. The baby may be bigger than he/she should be.

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health and Harvard University found that women whose
diets before becoming pregnant were high in animal fat and cholesterol had a higher risk for
gestational diabetes, compared to their counterparts whose diets were low in cholesterol and
animal fats.

#need2behealthy #diabetes

Feel free to look at our previous postings to find out about the other two types of Diabetes,
Type  1 and Type 2


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