Gestational diabetes can occur during pregnancy when the mother’s body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or becomes resistant to insulin. In this Children’s Channel video, Stacey Ehrenberg Buchner, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the symptoms and diagnosis of this highly-treatable disease.
It’s not uncommon to hear a pregnant women talk about cravings during pregnancy – pickles, peanut butter, ice cream and the like. What moms-to-be may not realize is the nutrients, or lack of, in those cravings can put her at higher risk of developing gestational diabetes and delivering preterm. Gestational diabetes happens when a woman’s […]
If you’ve been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, know that you’re not alone. In fact, it’s much more common than you might think. About 9 percent of pregnant women experience gestational diabetes in this country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and studies show it’s on the rise. It’s the type of diabetes […]
In this video, Dr. Katherine Wolfe, director of the diabetes and pregnancy program at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses what an expecting mother can do to ensure a safe pregnancy for her and her child, as well as what to do if the pregnancy itself induces a typically temporary form of this disease.