Gestational diabetes is a disorder that occurs during pregnancy due to the accumulation of sugar in the blood. Unlike the other types of diabetes, gestational diabetes is not caused by a lack of insulin, but by the blockage of its function produced by the hormones generated during pregnancy. This situation is known as insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance and gestational diabetes
By Lidia Pérez García M.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Óscar Oviedo Moreno M.D. (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist).
Last Update: 03/11/2022