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Gestational diabetes is diabetes that is found for the first time when a woman is pregnant. Out of every 100 pregnant women in the United States, three to eight get gestational diabetes. Diabetes means that your blood glucose (also called blood sugar) is too high. Your body uses glucose for energy. But too much glucose in your blood can be harmful. When you are pregnant, too much glucose is not good for your baby.

Adolescents in Sweden are at increased risk for type 1 diabetes than previously thought

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) suggests that Sweden-the country already thought to have the second highest prevalence of type 1 diabetes in the world-could have 2-3 times more adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes than previously estimated. [More]
Women who experience gestational diabetes may face increased risk of heart disease later in life

Women who experience gestational diabetes may face increased risk of heart disease later in life

Women who experience gestational diabetes may face an increased risk of early heart disease later in life, even if they do not develop type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome subsequent to their pregnancy, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association. [More]

Exercising during pregnancy prevents weight gain and illness

Excessive weight gain during pregnancy increases the risk of suffering illnesses such as hypertension and gestational diabetes, or of having a premature birth or a birth by Caesarean; furthermore, it also has negative effects on the newly-born and increases the risk of infants being overweight by 30%. [More]
Women visit recommended obstetricians shortly after giving birth, but slightly fewer than half

Women visit recommended obstetricians shortly after giving birth, but slightly fewer than half

Medical associations widely recommend that women visit their obstetricians and primary care doctors shortly after giving birth, but slightly fewer than half make or keep those postpartum appointments, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers. [More]

Women must visit obstetricians, primary care doctors after childbirth

Medical associations widely recommend that women visit their obstetricians and primary care doctors shortly after giving birth, but slightly fewer than half make or keep those postpartum appointments, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers. [More]

Evaluating the rollout in the states

Media outlets track how the health law is being implemented in Texas, Iowa, Mississippi, Florida, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Illinois and Minnesota. [More]
Study explores how blood sugar levels during pregnancy influence children’s fat

Study explores how blood sugar levels during pregnancy influence children’s fat

Researchers from Manchester have begun a new study to determine whether blood sugar levels during pregnancy, lower than the level used to diagnose gestational diabetes, influences later levels of body fat in children and development of diabetes in mothers after giving birth. [More]

Diabetes most common among older men and those living in the South

About 8.8 percent of the privately insured population in 2012 had diabetes or was diagnosed as being at high risk for diabetes, up from 8.3 percent in 2011, but the rates of disease varied depending on age, gender and region of the country, says a new report from HCCI. In 2012, over one quarter of men between the ages of 55-64 and nearly one in 10 Southerners had diabetes or were at risk for diabetes. [More]
Researchers caution pregnant women about eating red and processed meats

Researchers caution pregnant women about eating red and processed meats

Pregnant women and women planning to become pregnant can make use of the holiday season to adjust their diets and reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide's Robinson Institute. [More]
Endocrine Society publishes Clinical Practice Guideline on diabetes and pregnancy

Endocrine Society publishes Clinical Practice Guideline on diabetes and pregnancy

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline to help health care professionals provide the best care to pregnant women who have diabetes. [More]

Endocrine Society issues Clinical Practice Guideline for polycystic ovary syndrome

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome, the most common hormone disorder in women of reproductive age and a leading cause of infertility. [More]
NUS, A*STAR establish joint center to study role of nutrition and development in health, disease in Asia

NUS, A*STAR establish joint center to study role of nutrition and development in health, disease in Asia

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and A*STAR will be jointly establishing the S$148 million Singapore Centre for Nutritional Sciences, Metabolic Diseases, and Human Development (SiNMeD). [More]
Pregnant women with BMI too high or low are more likely to have maternal complications

Pregnant women with BMI too high or low are more likely to have maternal complications

Pregnant women with a body mass index (BMI) that is too high or too low are more likely to have maternal complications, require additional hospital care and incur higher medical costs, according to a new study published today (18 September) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. [More]

Being overweight but metabolically healthy is not linked with increased risk of heart attack

Metabolically healthy women have the same cardiovascular disease risk regardless of their BMI, according to research presented at the ESC Congress today by Dr S-ren Sk-tt Andersen and Dr Michelle Schmiegelow from Denmark. [More]
Life expectancy gap growing between older women in rich and poor countries: Study

Life expectancy gap growing between older women in rich and poor countries: Study

Measures taken in developed countries to reduce noncommunicable diseases - the leading causes of death globally - have improved the life expectancy of women aged 50 years and older over the last 20 to 30 years. [More]
Study finds low adiponectin levels prior to pregnancy linked to high risk of gestational diabetes

Study finds low adiponectin levels prior to pregnancy linked to high risk of gestational diabetes

Overweight women with low levels of the hormone adiponectin prior to pregnancy are nearly seven times more likely to develop gestational diabetes, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Diabetes Care. Adiponectin protects against insulin resistance, inflammation and heart disease. [More]

Study: Pregnant women with gestational diabetes lose over an hour of sleep each night

Women diagnosed with gestational diabetes are nearly seven times more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea than other pregnant women, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). [More]
Genetics could help women at risk of developing gestational diabetes

Genetics could help women at risk of developing gestational diabetes

New Northwestern Medicine- research on the genetics of diabetes could one day help women know their risk for developing gestational diabetes before they become pregnant -- and lead to preventive measures to protect the health of offspring. [More]

Fertility medications not linked with increased risk of CVD later in life

Women who gave birth following fertility treatment had no long-term increased risk of death or major cardiovascular events compared to women who gave birth without fertility therapy, according to new research by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Women's College Hospital. [More]
Many women die due to Cad, yet less likely to receive preventive recommendations

Many women die due to Cad, yet less likely to receive preventive recommendations

Despite coronary artery disease (CAD) killing at least as many women as men each year, women are still today less likely to receive preventive recommendations, such as lipid-lowering therapy, aspirin, and lifestyle advice, than are men at a similar risk level. [More]