Diabetes

Diabetes and pregnancy

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.

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.

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 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.

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Dr. May currently works as a fulltime endocrinologist and has been in private practice since 2004. He has a variety of interests, predominantly obesity and diabetes, but also sees patients with osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, men's health disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, polycystic ovaries, and disorders of growth. He is a leading member of several obesity and diabetes societies and runs a trial centre for new drugs.

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