Do you know diabetes can develop due to pregnancy? Test what you know!

Pregnancy is a stressful period for the body and during this time, there is sub- optimal utilization of the hormones in the body, especially insulin. When this happens, blood sugar may rise so much so that complications arise. This is a feature of gestational diabetes mellitus.

A picture showing a pregnant woman testing for diabetes during pregnancy.


#1. Gestational diabetes mellitus is also known as diabetes during pregnancy

#2. Diabetes during pregnancy is very common in the developing nations of the world

#3. "Eating for two" during pregnancy is ideal for the wellbeing of both mother and baby

#4. Caffeinated and carbonated drinks are okay during pregnancy

#5. Gaining a lot of weight during pregnancy is expected and good for the nutrition of the baby.

#6. You should do mild exercise frequently during pregnancy as a part of a healthy lifestyle.



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