Diabetes in Pregnancy: ‘I changed my life’ Brooklyn Reader October 1, 2015 By Brooklyn Reader October 1, 2015, 1:33 am Click here to view original web page at www.bbc.com Mum-of-four Shaida Akbar with her youngest daughter, Hajrah At the age of 24, Shaida Akbar developed gestational diabetes, like thousands of pregnant women every year. According to Diabetes UK, the hormones that kick in when a woman is pregnant prevent insulin from controlling blood sugar levels correctly. The charity is now […] Want to write for us? We're looking for interns and experienced writers! Go here for more information.