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What is insulin therapy for gestational diabetes?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas. It is needed to move glucose, a source of energy, from the bloodstream into cells throughout the body. Women sometimes develop resistance to insulin during pregnancy, a condition called gestational diabetes. This is usually treated with insulin.

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