Gestational Diabetes is defined as impaired (improper) glucose metabolism during pregnancy. Some women become insulin resistant, meaning that the insulin their bodies produce does not properly carry glucose from the bloodstream into the body’s cells as it should. Sometimes GD develops because a woman has gained too much weight, a common cause of insulin resistance. Other times the increased hormones of pregnancy interfere with glucose metabolism.
See the complete Mamas on Bedrest Blog post on Gestational Diabetes here.