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Gestational Diabetes

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about gestational diabetes, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

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Letters

20 Years After My Gestational Diabetes

Two decades after being diagnosed with gestational diabetes, here’s what I would tell my younger self about how I should have takeen better care of my health.

Gestational Diabetes Topics

The Latest

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Risk Factors

‘Easy’ Baby, Fat Kid: The Gestational Diabetes Link

Babies who are easiest to soothe between 2 and 6 months of age are at twice the risk of early childhood obesity, suggests a study in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Risk Factors

Hidden Risks of Diabetes During Pregnancy

Diabetes that develops during pregnancy is a potentially serious complication, but what does gestational diabetes mean for a woman’s health down the road?

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Risk Factors

Diet and Exercise May Not Lessen Gestational Diabetes Risk

Overweight pregnant women who eat better and exercise more develop gestational diabetes at the same rate as women who don’t take preventive steps.

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Complications

Diabetes During Pregnancy: Risks and Control

Keeping blood sugar levels in check may help baby avoid a serious heart condition.

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Complications

Restless Legs Syndrome, Pregnancy, and Sleep

If you are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, you are more likely to experience RLS.

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Complications

Too Much Weight in Early Pregnancy Linked to Early Childhood

Before starting a family, it’s important to talk with your doctor about what a healthy pregnancy weight means for you.

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Diabetes in Pregnancy Can Lead to Dangerously Large Baby

What is gestational diabetes? And when should you be screened for it? Follow these tips for a healthier pregnancy.

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