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What are the causes of diabetes

While medical researchers have so far not been able to nail down exactly what causes diabetes, you’d do well to take note of certain factors from this diabetes blog post, that have been linked to the development of diabetes. Causes of diabetes – Genetics Genetics is a main factor. It has been known for ages …

Gestational Diabetes

Before we come to Gestational Diabetes, let’s take a look at diabetes, Diabetes also known as Diabetes Mellitus derived from the Greek word diabaineine, is a chronic and complex disease, caused by having too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. What is Gestational Diabetes? Gestational diabetes is a passing condition that occurs during pregnancy. Gestational …

Risk Factors For Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a condition that affects about 4% of all pregnant women. It usually appears midway through the second trimester and disappears after the birth of the baby. It is not permanent. How do you know if you are at risk for developing gestational diabetes? Obesity – with a BMI of 30 or over Family …