Gestational Diabetes September 08 2014

Gestational Diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy and usually disappears after the birth but may reoccur in the next pregnancy.

GDM occurs when the hormones made by the placenta during pregnancy stop the body’s own insulin from working properly, causing blood glucose levels to rise. As glucose is the main fuel for your baby’s development, if your levels are too high, your baby may grow too fast, be born with excess body fat and is at risk of developing type 2 diabetes down the track.

Source: Glycaemic Index Foundation