Archives for May 2014

The 411 on Gestational Diabetes

For an expectant mother, terms like gestational diabetes, hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, and macrosomia can be just as frightening as they are confusing.  But those terms don’t have to raise the alarm if you understand their meaning and know how your body is affected by gestational diabetes.  This guide will help you understand. What is Gestational Diabetes? Glucose and insulin work hand in hand to regulate the sugar levels in the blood stream.  An imbalance either way can lead to challenges. When you are pregnant, and your body fails to produce enough insulin, or if the insulin isn’t working as it should, to transition glucose out of the blood stream allowing it to be converted … [Read more...]