Diabetes Is a Risk in Pregnancy That Carries Risks Beyond
This article opens with a story about 55-year-old Elise Bloustein, who at age 38 became pregnant with her first child. She found out that she had gestational diabetes and ever since then, even though she has not yet developed diabetes, has been following a strict diet and has annual physicals to check for any signs of diabetes.
The article goes on to talk about the rise in incidence of gestational diabetes in American women since 1990.
This is an interesting article because it examines the possible causes of the rise in incidence of gestational diabetes (one being the rise in prepregnancy weight among American women), the effects gestational diabetes has on the unborn baby, risk factors for gestational diabetes, etc