Gestational Diabetes

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

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.

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.

Unaware Diabetic Mothers Place Their Unborn Children At-Risk

With less than 30% of pregnancies planned nationally, many mothers unknowingly place themselves and their unborn child at risk of heart problems, physical anomalies, and premature labor due to diabetes.

Maternal Obesity Prior to Pregnancy Associated with Birth Defects

Mothers of babies born with some structural birth defects, including missing limbs, malformed hearts and underdeveloped spinal cords, appear more likely to be obese prior to becoming pregnant than mothers whose children are born without such defects.

It’s Safe for Obese Moms-to-Be to Lose Weight During Pregnancy

Research finds doctors should encourage most overweight women to diet and exercise during pregnancy.

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.

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.

Study: Calcium Supplements Can Reduce Complications During Pregnancy

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

Study: Formula Feeding, Early Introduction Of Infant Food May Not Contribute To Childhood Obesity

A new study has found that a child's fatness at age five is not related to being breastfed or the age in infancy when other foods are introduced.

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.

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.

Joslin Study Sheds Light On Birth Defect Cause In Pregnant Women With Diabetes

The babies of women with diabetes are two to five times more likely to develop birth defects than offspring of women without the disease.

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.

A Mother’s Obesity Can Cause Malformations In Her Children

A study of more than 2000 children of women with gestational diabetes has revealed that obesity in mothers is one of the most decisive factors contributing to the appearance of congenital malformations in their children.

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.

Low Birthweight Link to Diabetes: Opportunity to Rescue Insulin-Making Cells and Thwart Future Onset

Common condition that leads to low birthweight babies may predispose the infants to obesity and diabetes.

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