A Review on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus during Pregnancy
Approximately 3 to 5 percent of all pregnant women in the United States are diagnosed as having gestational diabetes. These women and their families have many questions about this disorder. Diabetes (actual name is diabetes mellitus) of any kind is a disorder that prevents the body from using food properly. Your blood always has some sugar in it because the body needs sugar for energy to keep you going. But too much sugar in the blood is not good for your health.
Keywords: Gestational diabetes mellitus, Type I diabetes, macrosomia
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