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Gestational Diabetes – What you need to know.

by Kim Christopher Mackey, MD, OBGYN Pregnancy makes all women diabetic, just a Little. Why? A specific hormone, human placental lactogen (HPL), keeps sugar circulating at higher levels during pregnancy because babies use this sugar for energy. In some pregnancies the placenta makes too much HPL, and sugar levels in mom become too high as well. When mom’s blood [read more]