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

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...

Sugary Cola Drinks Linked for First Time to Higher Risk of Gestational Diabetes

Researchers have found for the first time that drinking more than 5 servings of sugar-sweetened cola a week prior to pregnancy appears to significantly elevate the risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy.

Pre-Pregnancy Weight Increasing, Bringing More Risk, Complications

A growing number of women are overweight or obese when they become pregnant, a condition that is risky to both mother and baby.

Study Finds Clue to Birth Defects in Babies of Diabetic Mothers

A team has identified an enzyme as key to the molecular mechanism that significantly increases the risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida and some heart defects among babies born to women with diabetes.
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...

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.
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...
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...

Alcohol Exposure in Pre- and Early Post-Natal Stages May Cause Insulin Resistance

Perinatal factors (those occurring about five months before birth and one month after) have been implicated in the development of Type 2 diabetes and other disorders.

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.

Poor Prenatal Nutrition Permanently Damages Function of Insulin-Producing Cells in the Pancreas

Joslin scientists also discover this impairment sets the stage for type 2 diabetes later in life.

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...

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...

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...

Women with Diabetes Before or During Pregnancy at Higher Risk of Depression

Low-income pregnant women and new mothers with diabetes have nearly twice the risk of experiencing depression during and after pregnancy than women without diabetes.

Chinese-American and Korean-American Women at Highest Risk for Diabetes in Pregnancy

More than 10 percent of women of Chinese and Korean heritage may be at risk for developing diabetes during pregnancy

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