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Pregnant Women Don’t Exercise Enough: Study Finds Doctors Need To Better Educate Patients

Obstetricians and gynecologists need to do a better job of encouraging women with uncomplicated pregnancies to exercise. The message is not getting out that women should continue to exercise during pregnancy, at least at moderate intensity.
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...

Possible Health Risks For Children Born to Overeating Mothers

According to the latest research from the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC), overeating during pregnancy may have significant and numerous health impacts on an unborn child.
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Women Being Excluded from Type 2 Diabetes Trials Unnecessarily

Researchers have found that women are being excluded from clinical trials for type 2 diabetes drugs without good cause, which can provide incomplete data...

Study: Calcium Supplements Can Reduce Complications During Pregnancy

While there is no therapy to prevent preeclampsia, a link to calcium deficiency has been suggested.

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.

Studies of Diet Offer Little Insight to Preventing Pregnancy-Related Diabetes

Many health care professionals suspect that a low glycemic diet may play a significant role in controlling pregnancy-related diabetes, but a recent review of evidence evaluating the effects of diet proved inconclusive.

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.

Insulin Analogues May Be Useful for Some Patients with Problematic Hypoglycemia

A comprehensive systematic review looked at outcomes associated with the use of rapid- and long-acting insulin analogues in adult and childhood type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as gestational diabetes.

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...

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.
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...

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...
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.

Diabetes Discovery Could Lead to Big Difference in Lives of Moms and Their Kids

Research on the genetics of diabetes could help women know their risk for developing gestational diabetes before becoming pregnant -- and lead to preventive measures to protect the health of their kids.

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