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How to Deal With Diabetes and Pregnancy
Diabetes is a disease that needs to be carefully managed. And that couldn't be more true for pregnant women or those planning on getting pregnant.
Early Periods: A Red Flag for Diabetes?
Early puberty in females has been linked to a greater risk of heart disease, cancer and obesity. According to a new study, menstruation at an early age may also boost the odds of getting diabetes.
Small Risk of Diabetes Linked to Fertility Issues
Women who have overcome fertility problems know the joy of finally becoming pregnant. But their infertility history may help them prepare for the pregnancy as well.
A Crystal Ball of Moms' Type 2 Diabetes Risk
A woman who develops gestational diabetes during pregnancy is at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life. But what about women with other pregnancy complications?
Pre-Pregnancy Test for Gestational Diabetes
With gestational diabetes, pregnant women have high blood sugar levels that can seriously harm their baby’s health. Hormone testing before pregnancy may help catch those who are at high risk for this condition.
Good Night, Sleep Tight — Unless You're Pregnant
Any woman who has been pregnant can tell you that getting enough sleep becomes more challenging as her unborn baby grows. If a pregnant woman has other conditions, the challenge can be even greater.
Pregnant Moms Breakin’ a Sweat
High blood sugar among pregnant women can increase the risk of birth complications.  Exercising during pregnancy may be a way to reduce the risk of high blood sugar in the second and third trimester. 
Another Reason Not to Light Up, Mom
It's well understood that women should not smoke while pregnant. Yet some women find it difficult to quit. Knowing some of the long-term effects may offer an extra motivational boost.
New Moms Need Their Blood Pressure Checked
Women who have pregnancy complications may feel relieved when a healthy delivery is in the past. But women who had high blood pressure while pregnant may want to let their doctor know.
Continuing Toilet Trips After Birth
A common problem among pregnant women is a constant need to use the restroom. This need can turn into a more serious condition after pregnancy if these future moms are unable to keep normal blood sugar levels while baby is in the womb.