Gestational Diabetes

CDC: Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes 6.0% in 2016

CDC: Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes 6.0% in 2016

Based on data from 40 jurisdictions, increase from 5.2 to 5.6% in GDM from 2012 to 2016.

Gestational Diabetes Associated With Increased Risk for Postpartum Depression

Gestational Diabetes Associated With Increased Risk for Postpartum Depression

These findings suggest an increased risk for postpartum depressive symptoms in mothers with gestational diabetes, independent of depressive symptomatology during pregnancy.

Gestational Diabetes Tied to Subsequent Glucose Disorders

Gestational Diabetes Tied to Subsequent Glucose Disorders

Long-term effects seen in mothers, but offspring not significantly overweight, obese.

Thyroid Dysfunction Linked to Gestational Diabetes

Thyroid Dysfunction Linked to Gestational Diabetes

fT3 and fT3-to-fT4 ratio correlated positively with gestational diabetes at the first and second trimester.

Congenital Anomalies Not Linked to Metformin Use After First Trimester

Congenital Anomalies Not Linked to Metformin Use After First Trimester

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Metformin use during the first trimester of pregnancy is not correlated with an increased risk of congenital anomalies.

Vitamin D and Gestational Hypertension, Preeclampsia Risk: Is There a Connection?

Vitamin D and Gestational Hypertension, Preeclampsia Risk: Is There a Connection?

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Researchers from the University of Bristol found no association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D level and pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders.

Gestational diabetes increases T2D, hypertension, heart disease risk

Gestational diabetes increases T2D, hypertension, heart disease risk

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Women with gestational diabetes have a greater risk of developing T2D and cardiovascular events than women who were not previously diagnosed with the disease.

Maternal lifestyle interventions reduce the odds of cesarean section

Maternal lifestyle interventions reduce the odds of cesarean section

Lifestyle interventions reduce gestational weight gain across various subgroups of women and lower the odds of cesarean section without affecting offspring outcomes.

Probiotics may lower risk of gestational diabetes

Probiotics may lower risk of gestational diabetes

Women who took probiotics in their second trimester had lower rates of gestational diabetes.

Glyburide and metformin have similar glucose control in gestational diabetes

Glyburide and metformin have similar glucose control in gestational diabetes

Researchers observed a high efficacy rate for both glyburide and metformin.

Healthy diet reduces hypertension risk after gestational diabetes

Healthy diet reduces hypertension risk after gestational diabetes

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Women who had gestational diabetes may be able to reduce their risk of developing hypertension by eating a healthy diet.

Potato consumption pre-pregnancy linked to diabetes

Potato consumption pre-pregnancy linked to diabetes

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Eating more potatoes before pregnancy may be associated with greater risk of gestational diabetes mellitus,

Monitoring is advised for adults born preterm

Monitoring is advised for adults born preterm

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Premature birth has been associated with a number of adverse health conditions.

Breastfeeding may reduce odds of developing type 2 diabetes

Breastfeeding may reduce odds of developing type 2 diabetes

Breastfeeding for 2 or more months may reduce the odds of developing type 2 diabetes in mothers previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes.

Glyburide increases adverse neonatal outcomes in gestational diabetes

Glyburide increases adverse neonatal outcomes in gestational diabetes

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Glyburide is associated with an increased risk 
of adverse neonatal 
outcomes compared to 
insulin in women with 
gestational diabetes.

Depression linked to increased gestational diabetes risk

Depression linked to increased gestational diabetes risk

Significant symptoms of depression were identified in 20% of women with gestational diabetes mellitus and 13% of women without gestational diabetes mellitus.

Adiposity, weight gain up type 2 diabetes risk in patients with gestational diabetes

Adiposity, weight gain up type 2 diabetes risk in patients with gestational diabetes

Raised risk for increased baseline BMI, most recent BMI, and weight gain after gestational diabetes

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