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.
Wouldn't it be nice if we could all be cured of our diabetes. Of course it would. But except for treatments involving major surgery -- pancreas transplants (and the anti-rejection drugs are considered more dangerous than having diabetes, so they won't do this procedure unless you also need a new kidney) or gastric bypass surgery (which means…