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Lack of Sleep Tied to Diabetes of Pregnancy

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Lack of Sleep Tied to Diabetes of Pregnancy

Source: Nytimes

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Lack of sleep may raise the risk for gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes - abnormally high blood sugar that develops during pregnancy - can lead to excessive birth weight, preterm birth or respiratory distress in the baby, among other problems. It can also increase the mother's risk for Type 2 diabetes later in life.

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