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Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a condition that affects about 16% of pregnant people in Australia. By definition, GDM is any degree of glucose intolerance following the onset of pregnancy. It is usually detected between weeks 24 and 28 of pregnancy and disappears once the baby has been born.

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Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a condition that affects about 16% of pregnant people in Australia. By definition, GDM is any degree of glucose intolerance following the onset of pregnancy. It is usually detected between weeks 24 and 28 of pregnancy and disappears once the baby has been born. GDM can be dangerous for both mother and baby if not managed appropriately.

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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at www.MindBodyInk.com.
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Yonghui Chen
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Good to reinforce my existing knowledge
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Susanne Savona
11 Jun 2021
Good recourse. Basic & easy to comprehend
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Alejandra Ortiz
10 Oct 2021
Informative and interesting
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Tony Stevens
08 Jun 2021
Excellent referencing for this article, very comprehensive. I enjoyed learning about this topic.
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Lorraine Hince
07 Jun 2021
Good overview of gestational diabetes which affects many mums and their babies.
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Mary Fletcher
14 Jun 2021
For those that are not familiar with this type of patient it is a an excellent resource.
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Tracey Edwards
01 Jun 2021
An informative overview of GDM, presented in an easy to understand format.
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Esperance Muliro
23 Feb 2022
easy to follow and engaging
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Aldella dawo
08 Jun 2021
Great article
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Loretta Wait
13 Jul 2021
Informative and reinforced my exisiting knowledge
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