Healthy Eating with Gestational Diabetes

What is it?
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is a type of diabetes that affects people during pregnancy. The hormones produced by your placenta during pregnancy can make it difficult for your body to use insulin properly, putting you at increased risk of insulin resistance. This makes it harder for the body to control glucose levels. It usually develops towards the end of the second or beginning of the third trimester, but it can occur earlier.

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Healthy Eating with Gestational Diabetes

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