Home > Medical > Diabetes > Diabetes and pregnancy Diabetes and pregnancy All sections in Diabetes » About Diabetes » Diabetes & other Organs » Diabetes and Pregnancy » Diabetes and the Elderly » Children & Teens » Diet and Obesity » FAQs » Health Tips » Living with Diabetes » Multimedia » Diabetes News » Real-life Story » Support Groups » The Glycaemic Index » Treatment: Type 1 » Treatment: Type 2 » What to do in a crisis » Who is at risk Blood sugar key to pregnancy New research has established a strong link between a pregnant woman's blood sugar level and health risks to her newborn. Gestational diabetes and your baby Diabetes mellitus may have very serious consequences for the unborn baby. The chances that a mother with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus loses her baby, is greatly increased. Gestational diabetes mellitus and exercise Aerobic exercise has immediate and long-term beneficial effects on insulin production and glucose utilisation. Quiz Assess your diabetes risk » Ask Diabetes expert » Check Glycaemic index tool » Quiz Am I eating right for my diabetes? » 'Let it go' - a diabetic parody of Frozen's theme song A snapshot of diabetes in SA Gestational diabetes explained Gestational diabetes is a condition that occurs during pregnancy and can lead to serious complications. Both mother and child also have an increased risk to develop diabetes later. Diabetes risk in pregnancy tied to weight change Overweight moms who lose weight after their first baby are less likely to develop gestational diabetes during their second pregnancy, a new study shows. Pregnant women should be tested for diabetes According to new recommendations all pregnant women should be screened for diabetes at their first prenatal check up. Diabetes ups birth complications Nearly half of women with diabetes prior to pregnancy have a potentially-avoidable C-section and their babies are twice as likely to die as those born to women without diabetes. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Cardiovascular risk factors Take care of your teeth. Anytime. Anywhere. Like us on facebook!