When a woman becomes pregnant, her health becomes a greater concern than ever before.
Doctors have long lists of dos and don’ts for pregnant women: do exercise regularly, don’t drink too much caffeine, do eat fish (but not sushi or high mercury fish), don’t clean the cat’s litter box… the list goes on. The rules may seem endless, but they serve an important purpose: keeping both mom and baby healthy.
No one wants to deal with complications during their pregnancy, but no one especially wants to deal with pregnancy diabetes. This condition, also known as gestational diabetes, occurs when a pregnant woman’s body struggles to properly take in and use sugar. Women with gestational diabetes must watch their glucose levels, or else they risk putting themselves and their little ones at risk.