December 15, 2017 By Elizabeth McCammon
Is temperature a factor in gestational diabetes?

Some women are at higher risk for gestational diabetes because of factors such as being 35 years or older, overweight (a BMI of 30 or higher), or from a high-risk group (Indigenous, Asian, Hispanic, or African descent). New research published in the May 2017 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests that warmer temperatures may also be a factor in the development of gestational diabetes.

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