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Before You Conceive: Getting Fit Slashes Risk for Gestational Diabetes

Before You Conceive: Getting Fit Slashes Risk for Gestational Diabetes

Pregnant women at higher fitness levels had lower risk for high blood sugar during pregnancy; Exercise is key, according to researcher.
April 24, 2018
A large study of young women at higher fitness levels linked to lower risk for high blood sugar during pregnancy. Why this matters before pregnancy and after.

Exercise Can Reduce Risk of Diabetes in Women With Gestational Diabetes

A new study shows that regular exercise can reduce a woman's risk of developing type 2 diabetes after she has had gestational diabetes.
August 05, 2014
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Gestational diabetes can have long-term effects

October 24, 2011
Gestational diabetes is generally thought of as a serious pregnancy complication, but is believed to cause few long-term health consequences.
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African Americans who experience gestational diabetes are at risk for metabolic problems later in life

October 20, 2011
Developing gestational diabetes can be a scary experience for a woman. Many wonder if it will mean they will have metabolic problems later in life.
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New legislation seeks to address diabetes epidemic among minority populations

September 19, 2011
Gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes are significantly more common among racial minorities, but new legislation introduced into Congress seeks to address these issues by making educational and other health resources more available to those affected by the problem.
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With more women delaying maternity, gestational diabetes becomes a bigger risk

September 16, 2011
The age at which many women are becoming pregnant for the first time is being pushed back. This may have a number of important health consequences, not the least of which is an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes.
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A diabetic diet may limit negative impact of gestational diabetes on maternal and fetal health

August 02, 2011
A growing body of evidence suggests that the types of food that women consume during pregnancy can have an impact on their baby's health.
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Mother with gestational diabetes delivers 16-pound baby

July 14, 2011
The birth of a 16-pound child delivered by a woman with gestational diabetes in Texas sparked nationwide attention.
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Odds of developing gestational diabetes may be predicted up to seven years before pregnancy

May 31, 2011
Some women wish that they could foresee the future. However, a recent study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology indicated that these females may be able to predict that they will develop gestational diabetes up to seven years before they even become pregnant.
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Packing on pounds between pregnancies may increase risk of gestational diabetes

May 26, 2011
There is no shortage of evidence that obesity and weight gain have negative effects on an individual's health. However, it may be especially important for mothers-to-be to maintain a healthy body mass in between pregnancies, since failure to do so may lead to gestational diabetes.
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