Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) occurs when the placental hormones interfere with your body's ability to regulate blood glucose levels.
The topics covered are:
- Gestational diabetes risk factors.
- How to manage GDM.
- Tips for healthy eating.
- Healthy snack options.
- Nutrition considerations for a healthy pregnancy.
- Suggested lifestyle modification programs.
The contents of this fact sheet were last updated September 2021
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