Gestational Diabetes: Preventions & Effects

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“If you can keep being physically active, like walking on a regular basis, all of those positive lifestyle changes are really going to benefit you later down the road, especially your whole family. It doesn't have to be just you.” - Leigh Tracy

On this week’s episode of the Yumlish Podcast, Leigh Tracy defines gestational diabetes and shares steps toward prevention. She also discusses management methods, the frequency of gestational diabetes in the United States, and the effects and impact of this condition on the baby and on the birthing person. 

Leigh is a registered dietitian and a certified diabetes care and education specialist who provides nutrition education and diabetes self-management in pregnancy. Currently, she is Coordinator for Diabetes Self-Management in Pregnancy for Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family and painting. 

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