Significant Weight Gain During Pregnancy Increases The Risk Of Gestational Diabetes – Part 2 of 3
Our research shows that weight gain in early pregnancy is a modifiable risk factor for gestational diabetes,” lead author Monique Hedderson, a scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in California, said in a Kaiser talk release. Gestational diabetes – which causes complications in as many as 7 percent of pregnancies in the United States – can lead to early delivery, cesarean sample and type 2 diabetes in the mother.
It also increases the child’s risk of developing diabetes and obesity later in life. Gestational diabetes, also known as gestational diabetes mellitus, GDM, or diabetes during pregnancy, is a category of diabetes that only pregnant women get.
If a woman gets diabetes when she is pregnant, but never had it before, then she has gestational diabetes. Normally, your stomach and intestines digest the carbohydrate in your sustenance into a sugar called glucose.