Generally, just the words “gestational diabetes” strike fear into the hearts of pregnant women everywhere. Most women are afraid and extremely cautious about their diets, to the point where they may even miss out on some of the joys of pregnancy. There are also those, however, that take the opposite stance. While gestational diabetes may not be anything to worry about terribly, it is a condition that requires thought and proper treatment.
Uncontrolled blood sugar can be very dangerous to both mother and baby. A gestational diabetic that ignores her condition and continues to eat a poor diet can put herself and her pregnancy at risk. [Read more…]