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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...
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...

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.

More Severe Periodontal Disease Poses Additional Threat To Pregnant Diabetics

Pregnant diabetics have more gingival inflammation and deeper pockets between their teeth and gums, which are symptoms of periodontal disease, than non-diabetic pregnant women, according to a new study in the Journal of Periodontology.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mothers of Sons More Likely to Develop Gestational Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

A recent study found that women who were having sons were more likely to develop gestational diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes than women who...
Sonia Anand - Gestational Diabetes in Asian Women

Gestational Diabetes Risk Lowered with Healthy Diet in South Asian Women

A recent study highlights the importance of public health messaging to South Asian women who are considering pregnancy in an attempt to reduce the risk of developing gestational 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...
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...

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

Mothers’ Future Diabetes Risk Linked to BPA Exposure During Pregnancy

Exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A during pregnancy may raise a mother's susceptibility to weight gain and diabetes later in life. This new information...
Women Excluded from Clinical Trials

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...

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