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Gestational Diabetes

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Study Shows Link Between Gum Disease and Gestational Diabetes

Pregnant women who have gum disease run a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes than pregnant women who have healthy gums, says a study from the New York University College of Dentistry.

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What Is Diabetes?

You've been diagnosed with diabetes because there is too much glucose (a kind of sugar) in your blood. 

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Thinking of Kids? Here’s Some Tips for Handling Pregnancy & Diabetes
Thinking of Kids? Here’s Some Tips for Handling Pregnancy & Diabetes

Becoming pregnant for the first time can be overwhelming for any woman, especially if that woman has diabetes. When my husband and I decided we were ready to have children, the first thing I did was make an appointment with my endocrinologist. Diagnosed when I was fourteen, I've had type 1 diabetes for twenty-four years. My doctor explained that I would need to be in tight control for three months before I could even think about babies, so I got right to work. Learning everything I could about diabetes and pregnancy, I was pleased to discover that with education, support, and practice, a woman with diabetes has every opportunity for a healthy pregnancy.

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In Gestational Diabetes, Menin Might Be the Guilty Party

When a woman is pregnant, she needs to produce more insulin than usual because her body is feeding more cells than normal. A hormone, prolactin, which is abundant during pregnancy, causes more pancreatic islet cells to grow in order to produce the extra insulin.

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Gestational Diabetes Definition Soon to Change

How elevated does your blood sugar have to be before you're diagnosed with gestational diabetes? Not near as elevated as we used to think, according to the findings of the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) Study.

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Gestational Diabetes Often Leads to Type 2 Diabetes

Gestational diabetes affects about 5% of all women in late pregnancy. About a third of those women will go on to develop type 2 diabetes within five years, says a recent study in the Post-Graduate Medical Journal, and it'll most likely be the women who had the highest A1c's during their gestational diabetes.

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Permanent Neonatal Diabetes: One Gene Makes All The Difference

Imagine your delighted shock if, after living with type 1 diabetes since infancy, you suddenly learned that you weren't type 1 after all. If you were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes within the first six months of life, especially if your birth weight was low, there's a chance that instead you have permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus (PNDM).

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It's All in the Timing-Time of Day Affects After-Meal Glucose Measurements in Women With Gestational Diabetes

After-meal glucose levels can vary in women with gestational diabetes depending on when they take the measurements, say researchers in Israel.

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New Test For Gestational Diabetes

A more dilute glucose solution was used by the University of Texas Health Science Center ant San Antonio to screen women for gestational diabetes, and the results seem promising for women who dread taking the test.

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17% of Women with Previous Gestational Diabetes Develop Diabetes Later On in Life

A study from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Rigshospitalet, Denmark, has concluded that women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus have a considerably increased risk of developing diabetes later on in life. The report was published in the September 1992 issue of Am J Obstet Gynecol.

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