According to the CDC, the national prevalence of gestational diabetes in the U.S. rose to 6% in 2016, a steady increase from 2012. A pregnancy-induced blood sugar disorder, gestational diabetes may lead to certain complications, including a higher risk of shoulder dystocia, instrumental delivery by forceps or vacuum, low blood glucose levels, jaundice, and other problems. In the study, gestational diabetes prevalence rates ranged across the U.S. from 3.4% in the District of Columbia to 9.2% in South Dakota. Researchers found that it was most common among Asian women (11.1%). Dr. Nicholas P. Deputy from the CDC notes that strategies before, during, and after pregnancy need to be implemented to prevent, control, or mitigate risks of gestational diabetes.
If you developed gestational diabetes during your pregnancy and you or your baby were injured during the labor and delivery process, please contact our skilled and caring birth injury lawyers at 877-262-9767.
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