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Gestational Diabetes (GDM)

GDM means having a high blood sugar during pregnancy. The occurrence of GDM is higher than once thought, varying from ~4% in the non-Aboriginal population to 8-18% in Aboriginal populations. All pregnant women should be screened for GDM around 24-28 weeks. During the second trimester, stress and pregnancy hormones increase, causing insulin resistance (a reduced […]

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