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Latest Diabetes mellitus and pregnancy Stories

2010-09-21 09:29:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Pregnant women who have a larger waistline and higher triglyceride levels may be at risk for gestational diabetes, according to a new study. Women who have never had diabetes but who have high blood sugar levels during pregnancy are diagnosed with gestational diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, gestational diabetes affects about 4 percent of all pregnant women. Researchers from Chicoutimi Hospital in Quebec, Canada studied 144 women under age 40....

2010-09-20 22:23:09

A large waistline and high triglyceride levels in pregnant women could be an early screening tool for gestational diabetes, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100378.pdf. Gestational diabetes is a significant public health concern, with potential negative effects on women and their babies, yet tests to diagnose are costly, time-consuming and unpleasant for pregnant women. As well, results are not...

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2010-07-30 15:34:00

A new study suggests that pregnant women with a history of pregnancy-related diabetes have a good chance of developing the condition again. The researchers found that the risk of having gestational diabetes during a future pregnancy increase with each previously affected one.  Gestational diabetes typically occurs during late pregnancy and is known by high blood sugar that results from the body's impaired use of insulin.  Although it rarely causes birth defects, complications can...

2010-07-12 12:42:18

Hispanics and Asian Pacific Islanders have a higher risk of GDM recurrence There is an increased risk of recurring gestational diabetes in pregnant women who developed gestational diabetes during their first and second pregnancies, according to a Kaiser Permanente study appearing online in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The study of 65,132 women found that compared to women without gestational diabetes in their first and second pregnancies, women who developed gestational...

2010-07-12 11:27:00

PASADENA, Calif., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- There is an increased risk of recurring gestational diabetes in pregnant women who developed gestational diabetes during their first and second pregnancies, according to a Kaiser Permanente study appearing online in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Gestational diabetes mellitus, known as GDM, is defined as glucose intolerance that typically occurs during the second or third trimester of pregnancy. It causes complications in as...

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2010-02-27 08:05:00

Blood sugar levels once considered normal are not safe for baby, mother 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, according to a study that was coordinated by investigators at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. "As result of this study, more than 16 percent of the entire population of pregnant women qualified as...

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2010-02-23 09:59:04

Women who gain excessive weight during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, may increase their risk of developing diabetes later in their pregnancy, according to a study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research that appears online in the current issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The three-year study of 1,145 pregnant women from an ethnically diverse population found that women who gained more weight than is recommended by the Institute of Medicine had a 50 percent increased...

2010-02-22 16:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Women who gain excessive weight during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, may increase their risk of developing diabetes later in their pregnancy, according to a study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research that appears online in the current issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The three-year study of 1,145 pregnant women from an ethnically diverse population found that women who gained more weight than is recommended by the...

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2009-10-01 12:46:12

Treating even the mildest forms of gestational diabetes among pregnant women can reduce the risk of complications during pregnancy, according to new research. Researchers in the Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network of the NIH's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human (NICHD) conducted a study of 958 women who had mild gestational diabetes. Of those participants, half received treatment for gestational diabetes and the other half only received standard pregnancy...

2009-08-26 07:45:12

Mild glucose intolerance in pregnancy may be an early identifier of women who are at increased risk of heart disease in the future, according to a new Canadian study. As cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Canadian women, it is important to identify early predictors of future vascular risk. While women with gestational diabetes have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease than those without, researchers did not know whether mild glucose intolerance in pregnancy is...


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