A Primal Look at Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a condition that a lot of people have to deal with. If you are going to be tested for it, then there are some things you should do. Eat 150-250 grams of carbs per day in the weeks leading up to the test. This will give you a chance to shift back into sugar-burning mode.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gestational diabetes mellitus—a variant of diabetes, is characterized by pancreatic insufficiency during pregnancy.
  • Certain diets can give a false positive reading of the test, which should be considered, as alternative testing is possible.
  • The condition is worth diagnosing and treating, as it can result in complications for both mother and infant.

“Stopping it before it happens is always the ideal course of action. How can women reduce the risk of gestational diabetes? Let’s look at risk factors. Beyond “being pregnant,” what else seems to predispose a woman to developing gestational diabetes?”