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Current news and extensive information about gestational diabetes and being pregnant with diabetes.

Walking in the Snow - Cold Weather Increases Gestational Diabetes Risk

Cooler Climate May Raise Gestational Diabetes Risk

Results from a recent study show a link between outdoor temperature and an increased risk of gestational diabetes, and the way people produce fat...
Journal: Breastfeeding Medicine

Diabetes During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Low Milk Supply

First study to examine maternal diabetes as a risk factor for low milk supply finds an association between glucose intolerance and lactation.A new study...
Baby Size and Gestational Diabetes, Obesity

Gestational Diabetes Screening Too Late to Prevent Excessive Fetal Growth

According to a recent study, maternal obesity and diabetes in pregnancy result in early overgrowth of the baby in the womb, which affects the...
Breastfeeding Cuts Diabetes Risk

Breastfeeding Cuts Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Half Following Gestational Diabetes

Study finds that women with gestational diabetes who breastfeed more often and for longer durations helps the mother's health and can cut the risk...

Mothers of Sons More Likely to Develop Gestational Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

A recent study found that women who were having sons were more likely to develop gestational diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes than women who...

Simple Test Detects Diabetes Risk After Pregnancy

Researchers have now developed an accurate method of predicting the probability of developing diabetes in women following childbirth.Gestational diabetes is one of the most...

Gestational Diabetes is Not Prevented by Diet and Exercise in Obese Women

A diet and exercise regime for high-risk obese pregnant women, while effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle, does not prevent gestational diabetes, finds a...

Link Between Gestational Diabetes and Autism Risk

Researchers analyzed data to assess the association between maternal diabetes, both known prior to pregnancy and diagnosed during pregnancy, and the risk of autism...
Gestational Diabetes Drugs Adverse Affects

Gestational Diabetes Drug Glyburide Leads to Higher Risk, Adverse Affects For Newborns

Among newborns whose mothers were treated with a specific drug used to treat gestational diabetes, there was a higher risk of neonatal intensive care...

High-Risk Women Can Prevent Developing Gestational Diabetes

A new study shows that gestational diabetes can be prevented by a simple, individualized lifestyle intervention in high-risk women. The prevalence of overweight and...
Diabetes and sleep apnea

Sleep Apnea Common in Women with Gestational Diabetes

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is prevalent in obese, pregnant Asian women with gestational diabetes, even when their diabetes is controlled by diet, a new...

Link Between Gestational Diabetes in Mothers and Diabetes Incidence in Fathers

Study shows that gestational diabetes signals future diabetes risk not only in mothers, but also in fathers!Gestational diabetes, a type of diabetes that occurs...

Standard Therapy More Effective Than Diabetes Drug in Helping Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome...

A drug used to treat diabetes and once thought to have great promise in overcoming the infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), is less effective than the standard fertility drug treatment.
Dr. Sandra Hummel and Dr. Daniela Much are the authors.

Breastfeeding Protects Against Diabetes, Alters Maternal Metabolism

Recent study examined whether metabolism could be responsible for reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in women who breastfeed by 40%.Four percent...

Testing Earlier for Gestational Diabetes a Smarter Way to Screen Pregnant Women

Testing pregnant women for gestational diabetes at 16-weeks of pregnancy is a more efficient way to screen for the disease than the current method of screening women during their third trimester.

Study: Diabetes Doubling Before Motherhood

Diabetes before motherhood more than doubled in six years among teenage and adult women, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the May issue of Diabetes Care.

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