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Latest Diabetes mellitus and pregnancy Stories

2009-06-11 08:24:04

If you are pregnant and your mate complains your frequent snoring is rattling the bedroom windows, you may have bigger problems than an annoyed, sleep-deprived partner. A new study from researchers at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has found that women who reported frequent snoring during their pregnancy were more likely to develop gestational diabetes -- a condition than can cause health problems for the mother and baby. The study also found pregnancy increases...

2009-05-26 08:19:24

Women who develop a form of diabetes associated with pregnancy should continue receiving regular checkups for diabetes after they give birth. Why? Researchers who looked at the medical literature on gestational diabetes found women who have the condition are about seven times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes following the birth of their child. What's more, the risk continues throughout their lifetimes. The British investigators explain gestational diabetes affects about one out of every...

2009-04-29 09:30:00

New Screening Test Will Focus on 4.3 Million Annual U.S. Birth Market SAN DIEGO, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bio-Matrix Scientific Group Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BMSN) and Entest BioMedical Inc., BMSN's wholly-owned subsidiary, today announced that a contract has been signed with Dr. Brian Koos, a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for the development, refinement, and validation of a screening test for gestational diabetes, a glucose...

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2009-04-05 07:40:00

A new study by NYU dental researchers has uncovered evidence that pregnant women with periodontal (gum) disease face an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes even if they don't smoke or drink, a finding that underscores how important it is for all expectant mothers "“ even those without other risk factors "“ to maintain good oral health.The study, led by Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake, Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion at New York University College of...

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2009-01-02 08:17:52

New Australian research finds that some ethnic groups and women with lower socioeconomic status are at higher risk of developing diabetes while pregnant, or gestational diabetes. The study found that 30 percent of women who develop gestational diabetes will go on to develop type 2 diabetes within the next 7 to 10 years. "In some groups, the incidence may increase to 50 percent in 5 years," said Dr. Hidde P. van der Ploeg of the University of Sydney, Australia, in an interview with Reuters....

2008-07-31 21:00:37

Women with diabetes before they become pregnant are three to four times more likely to have a child with one or multiple birth defects, U.S. officials said. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, shows that pregnant women with pre-gestational diabetes mellitus -- pre-pregnancy diagnosis of diabetes, such as type 1 or type 2 diabetes -- are more likely than a mother with no diabetes or a mother with...

2008-07-30 18:00:17

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA - Diabetic women who get pregnant are three to four times more likely to have a child with birth defects than other women, according to new government research. The study is the largest of its kind, and provides the most detailed information to date on types of birth defects that befall the infants of diabetic mothers, including heart defects, missing kidneys and spine deformities. The study lists nearly 40 types of birth defects found to be...

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2008-07-30 09:30:00

By Mike Stobbe Associated Press Diabetic women who get pregnant are three to four times more likely to have a child with birth defects than other women, according to new government research. The study is the largest of its kind, and provides the most detailed information to date on types of birth defects that befall the infants of diabetic mothers, including heart defects, missing kidneys and spine deformities. The study lists nearly 40 types of birth defects found to be significantly more...

2006-08-16 08:55:00

NEW YORK -- Developing diabetes during pregnancy might be expected to motivate women to take better care of themselves, but that doesn't seem to be the case. They have less healthy diets and are more likely to smoke than women whose pregnancies were free of diabetes, a large new study shows. Gestational diabetes occurs in up to 8 percent of US pregnancies. While it usually disappears after pregnancy, as many as half of women diagnosed with the condition will develop type 2 diabetes within...

2006-06-08 12:42:15

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - A class of widely used blood pressure drugs once considered safe in the early stages of pregnancy can nearly triple the risk of birth defects, a study showed on Wednesday. The drugs, known as ACE inhibitors, were only thought to cause problems when taken after the third month of pregnancy. But the study of nearly 30,000 births logged in Tennessee's Medicaid program and published in this week's New England Journal of Medicine shows the risk exists...