Being a responsible eater during pregnancy determines the health of the developing fetus. Experts specializing in diabetes still do not know the exact cause of Type I diabetes. Yet studies show that eating a lot of gluten while pregnant promotes the development of this disease in infants.
The study involved female Danish participants who agreed to have their food intake monitored weekly. The researchers analyzed based on the total calorie intake, age, pre-pregnancy weight, and socioeconomic status.
Eating barley, wheat, and rye are rich in gluten.
If the expectant mother is not mindful of her diet, she could highly likely give birth to a diabetic baby. Despite the results of the study, some experts still believe that these results should be confirmed first before recommending a gluten-free diet.