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Gestational diabetes and pregnancy

Browse the latest news, expert commentary, and educational content on gestational diabetes and pregnancy.

20-04-2021 | DUKPC 2021 | Conference coverage | News

Straightforward ultrasound measurement may predict gestational diabetes

Visceral adipose tissue depth measured during the first trimester of pregnancy predicts gestational diabetes better than current clinical indicators, research suggests.

12-03-2021 | Pregnancy | News

Integrated management may improve type 1 diabetes pregnancy outcomes in resource-limited settings

Integrating a comprehensive management plan into the World Health Organization maternal care framework has the potential to improve pregnancy outcomes for women with type 1 diabetes, suggest findings from the CARNATION study.

10-03-2021 | Diagnosis | News

Two-step screening may be best for gestational diabetes

Single-step screening for gestational diabetes makes twice the number of diagnoses of the two-step approach without resulting in better outcomes for women and infants, shows the randomized ScreenR2GDM trial.

12-02-2021 | Gestational diabetes | News

Normoglycemia after pregnancy may not offset vascular risk of gestational diabetes

Research shows that women who experience gestational diabetes have an increased risk for coronary artery calcification approximately 15 years later, even if they maintain normal glucose levels after their pregnancy.

01-02-2021 | Pregnancy | News

Women with diabetes need system-wide change to improve pregnancy outcomes

Data from the first 5 years of the UK’s National Pregnancy in Diabetes audit reveal differing effects of type 1 and type 2 diabetes on pregnancy outcomes, with no sign of improvements over time.

29-01-2021 | Pregnancy | News

Periconception glucose control linked to pregnancy outcomes

Better control of blood glucose around the time of conception is associated with better perinatal and maternal outcomes for women with pre-existing diabetes, research shows.

16-12-2020 | Pregnancy | News

‘Counterintuitive’ HAPO FUS findings challenge large baby metabolic concerns

The latest analysis of HAPO and HAPO FUS data indicates that, contrary to prior assumptions, a high birthweight and newborn adiposity are associated with good metabolic health in childhood.

23-09-2020 | EASD 2020 | Conference coverage | News

Type 2 diabetes screening underperformed in women with gestational diabetes

Less than half of women with gestational diabetes undergo a guideline-recommended test for type 2 diabetes within 12 weeks of delivery, show results presented in a poster at the virtual 56th EASD Annual Meeting.

15-06-2020 | ADA 2020 | Conference coverage | News

Impaired hypoglycemia awareness linked to severe hypoglycemia during pregnancy

Impaired awareness of hypoglycemia is associated with an increased risk for severe hypoglycemia and increased fear of hypoglycemia in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes, shows a post-hoc analysis of CONCEPTT data.

26-05-2020 | Lifestyle interventions | News

Telehealth lifestyle intervention helps reduce excess gestational weight gain

A telehealth-based lifestyle intervention can significantly reduce excessive gestational weight gain relative to usual antenatal care, among pregnant women who are overweight or obese, US study findings indicate.

18-02-2020 | Pregnancy | News

Breastfeeding protective effect after gestational diabetes supported

Findings from the Nurses’ Health Study II bolster the association between longer breastfeeding duration and lower risk for type 2 diabetes in women with gestational diabetes.

17-02-2020 | Genetics | News

Genetics may contribute to risk for type 2 diabetes after gestational diabetes

Risk alleles for type 2 diabetes influence the risk for women developing the condition after experiencing gestational diabetes, say researchers.

11-02-2020 | Pregnancy | News

Undiagnosed prenatal type 2 diabetes linked to perinatal mortality

A Canadian research team has called for earlier identification of type 2 diabetes in pregnant women, after finding they are at elevated risk for perinatal mortality and other adverse outcomes compared with women with gestational diabetes mellitus alone.

07-02-2020 | Pregnancy | News

Maternal diabetes, obesity may raise risk for neuropsychiatric disorders in children

Children born to mothers with diabetes and severe obesity have an elevated risk for developing neuropsychiatric disorders, researchers report.

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