Gestational diabetes is a specific type of diabetes that affects pregnant women. The condition can negatively impact both the mother and the infant, writes Craig Stoltz. Children of mothers with gestational diabetes are more likely to be obese by ages 5 to 7, putting them at risk for type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related illnesses.
Almost everyone who has diabetes relies on one or more drugs to help us manage it. But most of them are expensive, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved far fewer diabetes drugs in the past 10 years than in the previous decade. At the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association in Boston that just ended, thousands…