November 23, 2011
Gestational Diabetes: It’s Time to Wave the Warning Flag
- Are you or a loved one at risk of having diabetes during pregnancy?
- Have you or a loved one had gestational diabetes?
- Are you overweight, thinking of becoming pregnant and have a family history of type 2 diabetes?
Gestational diabetes (diabetes that occurs during pregnancy) is on a steep uptick. CDC estimates that a rapid climb is about to occur from about 7% of pregnancies to about 18% - or one in seven pregnancies (1).
Why is GDM, as it’s often referred, on such a rapid rise?