Published in Women's Health Weekly, February 28th, 2002
Gestational diabetes, with characteristics resembling type 2 diabetes, arises during the course of pregnancy in a small segment of the population, and often resolves after pregnancy. The authors of a study evaluating 188 women with triplet pregnancies have indicated that the more infants a woman carries, the greater her chances for developing gestational diabetes. They explained that during multiple pregnancies, more hormones known to cause diabetes may be produced.
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