Gestational (jes-TAY-shun-ul) diabetes is diabetes that is found for the first time when a woman is pregnant. Out of every 100 pregnant women in the United States, three to eight get gestational diabetes. Diabetes means that your blood glucose (also called blood sugar) is too high. Your body uses glucose for energy. But too much glucose in your blood can be harmful.
Processed meats may increase a person's risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to research conducted at Harvard University. See what the findings of the study were and how you can take steps to help prevent these diseases.