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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.

New Blood Test Assesses Gestational Diabetes Risk Early in Pregnancy

Levels of a biomarker in a pregnant woman's blood can help physicians gauge her risk of developing gestational diabetes during the first trimester.

African-American Women with Gestational Diabetes Face High Long-Term Diabetes Risk

African American women who develop gestational diabetes mellitus during pregnancy face a 52 percent increased risk of developing diabetes in the future compared to white women who develop GDM during pregnancy.

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.

High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy Programs Children for Diabetes

A high-fat diet during pregnancy may program a woman's baby for future diabetes, even if she herself is not obese or diabetic.

Metabolic Status Before Pregnancy Predicts Subsequent Gestational Diabetes

Cardio-metabolic risk factors such as high blood sugar and insulin, and low high density lipoprotein cholesterol that are present before pregnancy, predict whether a woman will develop diabetes during a future pregnancy.

Twice as Many Women to be Diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes

Two to three times more pregnant women may soon be diagnosed and treated for gestational diabetes, based on new measurements for determining risky blood sugar levels for the mother and her unborn baby.

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

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.

Vegetables Can Protect Unborn Child Against Diabetes

New evidence is emerging for how important it is for pregnant women to eat good, nutritious food. Expecting mothers who eat vegetables every day seem to have children who are less likely to develop type 1 diabetes.

Pregnant Women with Mildly Abnormal Blood Sugar Levels at Higher Risk of Developing Type...

New research has found that even women with mild abnormalities in their blood sugar during pregnancy, are 2.5 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

Weight At Birth Tied to Heart Disease and Diabetes Risk

Lower weight at birth may increase inflammatory processes in adulthood, which are associated with chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

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.

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.

Severe Insulin Resistance may Increase Rate of Pregnancy and Birth Complications

Testing pregnant women for insulin resistance with a simple blood test may be a new tool for predicting problems during pregnancy, according to a new study.

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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