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Gestational Diabetes

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The Importance of Treating Even Mild Gestational Diabetes
Oct 6, 2009 | 
Nature is wonderfully complex. During the second trimester of pregnancy, when the fetus is growing rapidly, hormones from the placenta begin to reduce the ability of the mother's insulin to bind with insulin receptors. Because the mother's insulin is consequently less able to shuttle glucose out of her bloodstream, the growing fetus is guaranteed a good supply of blood glucose. 
Study Shows Link Between Gum Disease and Gestational Diabetes
Apr 16, 2009 | 
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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Thinking of Kids? Here’s Some Tips for Handling Pregnancy & Diabetes
Nov 17, 2008 | 
In Gestational Diabetes, Menin Might Be the Guilty Party
Dec 30, 2007 | 
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.
Gestational Diabetes Definition Soon to Change
Jul 10, 2007 | 
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.
Permanent Neonatal Diabetes: One Gene Makes All The Difference
Jun 15, 2007 | 
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).
It's All in the Timing-Time of Day Affects After-Meal Glucose Measurements in Women With Gestational Diabetes
Jan 1, 2002 | 
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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