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Gestational diabetes testing, cut-offs, alternatives & all questions answered

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There's a TON of controversy and misinformation about the methods for testing for gestational diabetes, and in the midst of it all is you, the mom who just wants solid answers. Here are the current facts so you can know your options!

Show notes - https://thegestationaldiabetic.com/12-2/

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