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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Diabetes and sleep apnea

Sleep Apnea Common in Women with Gestational Diabetes

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is prevalent in obese, pregnant Asian women with gestational diabetes, even when their diabetes is controlled by diet, a new...
Baby Size and Gestational Diabetes, Obesity

Gestational Diabetes Screening Too Late to Prevent Excessive Fetal Growth

According to a recent study, maternal obesity and diabetes in pregnancy result in early overgrowth of the baby in the womb, which affects the...
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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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...

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.

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