I have been a size 0 for the past 35 years — until I got pregnant and developed gestational diabetes. — Although many obese women vow to lose weight before they get pregnant, most of them don’t, according to research by a University of New Haven professor. In general, controlled diabetics who follow their meal plans are eating how the normal population should eat. Sticking with your treatment for gestational diabetes will give you a healthy pregnancy and birth, and may help your baby avoid future poor health. Additional research has shown that a pregnancy complicated by gestational diabetes is associated with a high risk of recurrent gestational diabetes in a subsequent pregnancy, explained Ehrlich. In other words, your mileage may vary. When you are overweight it is much more difficult to manage your blood glucose levels.
This “fatty acid burn switch” is what causes glucose to remain in your bloodstream. For more information, read the article “Weight Gain Between First and Second Pregnancies Increases Woman’s Gestational Diabetes Risk, Study Finds” or see the study’s abstract in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology. The big problem is that our bodies are designed for hunter-gathering,and we now have access to tons of food without having to walk or dig orhunt to get it. “This is the focus of ongoing research,” Dr. I do not exercise daily. My doctor said since they caught it at an early stage if I follow my diet I was placed on and