A recent study found that women who were having sons were more likely to develop gestational diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes than women who were pregnant with daughters.
Exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A during pregnancy may raise a mother’s susceptibility to weight gain and diabetes later in life.
Among newborns whose mothers were treated with a specific drug used to treat gestational diabetes, there was a higher risk of neonatal intensive care unit admission, respiratory distress, hypoglycemia (low blood glucose), birth injury and being large for gestational age compared with newborns of women treated with insulin. [Read more…]
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is prevalent in obese, pregnant Asian women with gestational diabetes, even when their diabetes is controlled by diet, a new study from Thailand finds.