We want to say a huge thank you to these lovely ladies who have helped us raise awareness of gestational diabetes by sharing their story with The Sun Newspaper!
“It is the hormonal changes (hormones made by the placenta that resist insulin) in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, along with the growth demands of the foetus, that increase a pregnant woman’s insulin needs by two to three times that of normal.
Insulin is needed to take the sugar from your blood and move it into your cells for energy.
If your body cannot make this amount of insulin, sugar from the foods you eat will stay in your blood stream and cause high blood sugars.
This is gestational diabetes.” – Diabetes.co.uk