Doctor Michael Randell says the condition, which develops during pregnancy can be treated and usually goes away when the baby is born.
Somewhere between 17 and 14 percent of all pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes. Those women need to be concerned for several reasons. These risks for the mother include elevated blood pressure, or preeclampsia, as well as an increase for caesarian delivery. And for the baby, an increased risk for obesity and developing diabetes later in life.
While all moms-to-be are screened for the condition, certain factors increase the risk for it. Those include, a family history of diabetes, being overweight or obese, an older age and race. American-Indian, African-American and Hispanic women are at higher risk.
Wallace improved her diet and gave birth via c-section to a healthy baby boy.