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.
One of our most stubborn challenges is to control the dawn phenomenon. That's when our fasting blood glucose readings in the morning are higher than when we went to bed. The dawn phenomenon is a normal physiological process where certain hormones in our body work to raise blood glucose levels before we wake up, as we wrote in The New Glucose…