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"One in eight pregnant women gets gestational diabetes" (Europe)

"Aout 13%, or one in eight women, gets gestational diabetes during their pregnancies, according to the first results from a study of seven hospitals in Flanders and Brussels.

Gestational diabetes involves the development of high blood glucose levels during pregnancy, normally between sixth and seventh month. The condition leads to an increased risk of overweight babies and pre-eclampsia, which can lead to serious complications for both the mother and baby. Mothers who have gestational diabetes also run a higher risk of getting permanent diabetes."

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