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When we were young, many of us found that our elders did their best to prepare us for puberty. They talked to us about our changing bodies and what we could expect to happen within the next few years. We were nervous and excited as we anticipated these changes and witnessed them in ourselves and among our peers. Looking back now on those years, many of us will think, "Well, I'm so glad that's over!"
What many women were not prepared for, however, is how their bodies would continue to change over time. While many are aware that menopause may be on the horizon, they may be less aware that looming much larger and closer is a season known as perimenopause.
Some women develop high blood sugar issues when pregnant. This high sugar level condition during pregnancy is known as gestational diabetes. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 6% to 9% of pregnant women in the United States develop gestational diabetes annually.
Unbelievably, there are almost 4 million women in the United States that have a history of breast cancer. Breast cancer is, in fact, the most common cancer diagnosis for women. Many of us have encouraged friends or family members who have bravely fought breast cancer. It may even be a disease we fear that we will be diagnosed with one day.