Treating Gestational Diabetes A Critical Move

A new study in today’s issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, authored by Mark Landon, MD, reports that controlling gestational diabetes, a condition that affects a growing number of women in the U.S. each year, may be easier and more important than first thought.

Moms-to-be who develop gestational diabetes tend to have larger babies and more complicated deliveries. Their newborns are also at risk for long-term complications such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, says Mark Landon, MD, of Ohio State University Medical Center, who led the study. Watch the entire video story below:

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