diabetes

Managing Gestational Diabetes

By Rebecca Pillar

Most women find that as soon as they find out they are pregnant, they start watching everything they put into their body. They drink more water, make healthier food choices and just overall take better care of themselves. Depending on your doctor or midwife, somewhere between 12 and 20 weeks gestation, you’re probably going to be encouraged to consent to a few prenatal tests. » Read more

New Findings on Autism and Maternal Autoimmune Disorders

By JustMommies

Researchers have found more evidence of a link between autism and maternal autoimmune disorders, according to a report from HealthDay News.  Older research had already pointed to a connection between autism and autoimmune disorders like type one diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, but a new study published in the online edition of Pediatrics has found a link between autism and » Read more

Bedwetting Basics

Bedwetting is a cause of frustration for many parents. If you are like me, you may have gone through countless articles looking for the magic cure to your child's bedwetting problem. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix for bedwetting. Bedwetting in children under five is considered normal. » Read more

Am I at Risk for Diabetes?

By JustMommies

An estimated 18.2 million people in the United States have diabetes. More than half (9.3 million) are women (1). Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and if left untreated can lead to a myriad of complications. Knowing your risk factors is one tool to preventing diabetes and/or diabetes complications Risk Factors for Diabetes » Read more

Glucose Tolerance Test

Around 24-28 weeks of pregnancy your doctor will likely want to screen you for gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that may develop during pregnancy. » Read more