Gestational Diabetes: What Expectant Mothers Need to Know
Each year, 6-9% of pregnant women in the U.S. develop gestational diabetes. Nationally, there has been an increase in gestational diabetes, but annual diagnoses only equate to about 200,000 cases a year. What is Gestational Diabetes? Gestational diabetes occurs when the body either can’t make enough insulin or use it sufficiently during pregnancy. An important distinction between