Diabetes is now one of the leading causes of death in America and according to the International Diabetes Institute; it is becoming a global epidemic. The institute predicts that by 2025, some 300 million people will suffer with diabetes. Further, the health professionals who make up the institute say by that time diabetes will be a major killer in the global community.
It takes about 55,000 extra calories to make a healthy baby. That might seem like a lot, but it’s only 300 extra calories a day (the equivalent of a glass of low-fat milk, a slice of bread and an apple), and that’s only in the last two trimesters. Calorie needs don’t budge an inch in the first trimester when your baby grows no longer than a green bean.