Well; yes and no. Gestational diabetes is just a fluke thing that happens to everyone. I remember when I was told I was borderline, (the lab tech said because I was over my ideal weight, they are going to test you right off the bat.I am chubby, so I assumed only overweight girls got gestational diabetes.) When I attended the little seminar on it, which teaches you about your diet, etc; most the girls in there were skinny lil things with baby bumps. I couldn't believe it. They are unsure what causes it; but sugar intake does not "start the clock." It only affects it if for some reason you get gestational diabetes. I can tell you from experience that I had to watch my food, as far as portions and starches and sugars. The only hard part about following the diabetic stuff honestly was getting the blood work done every week or two.
at 7:22 AM on Oct. 2, 2008