What is gestational diabetes and how does it impact pregnancy?

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Tue 22 November 2016

13 mins

Five to eight per cent of pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes, usually in the 24th to 28th week of pregnancy. Melinda Morrison, National Program Leader of the NDSS (National Diabetes Services Scheme), Diabetes in Pregnancy program tells us who is at risk of getting gestational diabetes and whether it has implications for a woman’s long term health. For more information on gestational diabetes, check out the NDSS website

This Better Families segment is brought to you by Medibank. Each week we’ll explore a range of family health and lifestyle topics to help your family be better. Head to their website for our full blog with gestational diabetes tips.

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