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    Gestational Diabetes Linked to Increased Risk of Autism

    Gestational diabetes during pregnancy increases the risk for future health problems among mothers and babies. Now a new study published in the journal JAMA finds that intrauterine exposure to gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosed by 26 weeks of gestation is associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among children.¬†Women newly diagnosed with diabetes […] More

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    Bariatric Surgery Affects Risk of Pregnancy Complications

    Obesity is a known risk factor for complications during pregnancy and birth such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, stillbirth, macrosomia, and birth defects. Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, refers to a number of surgical procedures that help obese individuals lose weight. Now a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that […] More

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    Increase in Gestational Diabetes May Increase Early Diabetes Among Children

    As more women develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, the number of children who develop diabetes or prediabetes may also increase, suggests a new study published in the journal Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is high blood sugar (diabetes) that occurs during pregnancy. Untreated or […] More

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    Gestational Diabetes May Increase Heart Disease Risk for Pregnant Women

    Women who develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy may have an increased risk of developing heart disease later in life, suggests a new 20-year study from researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland as published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar (diabetes) that occurs during pregnancy. […] More

  • Gestational Diabetes Linked to Increased Risk of ADHD in Children
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    Gestational Diabetes Linked to Increased Risk of ADHD in Children

    A recent study published in the¬†Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine has found a possible link between mothers with gestational diabetes (pregnancy diabetes) and children who develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Gestational diabetes typically develops in the second or third trimester and is often the product of a poor diet, lack of exercise, or being overweight. […] More