Gestational diabetes mellitus (gdm) is a serious pregnancy complication, in which women without previously diagnosed diabetes develop chronic hyperglycemia during gestation. in most cases, this hyperglycemia is the result of impaired glucose tolerance due to pancreatic β-cell dysfunction on a background of chronic insulin resistance. risk.
Mun’s faculty of nursing is looking for participants for a gestational diabetes study. studies show that there is an increased risk of developing heart disease post-partum for those who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes. newfoundland and labrador has the highest rates of heart disease in the country..