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Gestational diabetes mellitus

Gestational diabetes mellitus | Counterweight
While type 1 and type 2 diabetes are the two most prominent forms of diabetes there exists another, but perhaps a lesser well known form, that is termed gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). In this blog we will talk about its causes, the developmental risk factors, the complications, and how the condition can be managed before, during, and after pregnancy.

5 Stress Busters

5 Stress Busters

Ongoing or sudden stress can put the body into a heightened state that is not good for health. It activates the nervous system and increases the levels of cortisone and adrenaline in the bloodstream. These two elevated hormones can increase blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar. Over a long period of time, this can start to take a toll on the body. Hence, it is essential not to ignore feelings of stress but rather to understand what is happening in the body and learn simple coping mechanisms to help alleviate the negative impacts of stressors.