From London, England:
I know of a west African woman who has gestational diabetes. Is there a relationship between a certain diet consumed during pregnancy and the development of gestational diabetes?
Diet can affect how well a pregnant woman tolerates glucose, but the cause of gestational diabetes is from placental hormones that increase insulin resistance. Often, gestational diabetes can be managed by placing a woman on a diet that is low in fat and higher in protein and complex carbohydrates (pasta, grains, etc).
Original posting 8 Jan 2002
Posted to Gestational Diabetes
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:30
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