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Gestational diabetes

25-09-2023 | Gestational diabetes | News

Gestational diabetes independently linked to increased future mortality risk

Women with a history of gestational diabetes have a significantly increased risk for long-term mortality regardless of whether or not they subsequently developed type 2 diabetes.

12-05-2023 | Gestational diabetes | News

Early gestational diabetes intervention improves pregnancy outcomes

Identifying and treating women with gestational diabetes before 20 weeks’ gestation improves their pregnancy outcomes, shows the randomized TOBOGM trial.

Young latin woman pregnant measuring glucose at home (symbolic with model)

05-04-2023 | Gestational diabetes | News

Mild gestational glucose intolerance tied to future type 2 diabetes risk

Impaired glucose tolerance during pregnancy that does not meet the criteria for gestational diabetes nevertheless increases the likelihood that women will later develop type 2 diabetes, a study shows.

20-10-2022 | Gestational diabetes | News

‘Important opportunity’ to avert type 2 diabetes after gestational diabetes

Researchers find that controlling modifiable risk factors limits the risk for developing type 2 diabetes in women with previous gestational diabetes, even if they have overweight or high genetic risk.

Close up of a pregnant woman measuring blood sugar level

17-08-2022 | Gestational diabetes | News

Pros and cons with lower vs higher threshold for gestational diabetes diagnosis

Using the lower IADPSG glycemic criteria rather than the HAPO criteria diagnoses more women with gestational diabetes but does not result in fewer babies being born large for gestational age, shows a randomized trial.

26-05-2022 | Gestational diabetes | News

Meta-analysis highlights adverse pregnancy outcomes in gestational diabetes

A systematic review and meta-analysis, which adjusted for confounding factors, has shown that gestational diabetes is associated with a range of adverse pregnancy outcomes that vary according to insulin use.

Pregnant woman meeting with nurse

20-04-2022 | Ethnic groups | News

Ethnic minorities hardest hit by increase in adverse gestational diabetes outcomes

Researchers report that the frequency of some adverse gestational diabetes outcomes has risen over recent years in the USA, with women from ethnic minority groups most likely to be affected.

04-04-2022 | DUKPC 2022 | Conference coverage | News

Ethnicity, deprivation tied to long-term GDM sequelae

Being in a minority ethnic group and having low socioeconomic status increase women’s risk for developing certain long-term health complications after a pregnancy affected by gestational diabetes, a study shows.