Pregnant Women Face Additional Diabetes Risk

More pregnant women than believed may be at risk for a dangerous condition that can lead to difficult deliveries of huge babies, juvenile diabetes in the child, or severe birth defects. This week, a large-scale study of pregnant women in nine countries showed that current guidelines for diagnosing a condition called gestational diabetes mellitus, or GDM, may be too generous, letting at-risk women fall through the cracks. GDM -- which is essentially diabetes that occurs during pregnancy -- can...Full Story
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