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GESTATIONAL DIABETES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

by Kim Christopher Mackey, MD, OBGYN – Director of Women’s Health at The Women’s Center at Southwest Health Pregnancy makes all women diabetic, just a Little. Why? A specific hormone, human placental lactogen (HPL), keeps sugar circulating at higher levels during pregnancy because babies use this sugar for energy. In some pregnancies the placenta makes too much HPL, [read more]