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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.
Consultant Live unveils new online sleep disorders educational program for doctors, nurses

Consultant Live unveils new online sleep disorders educational program for doctors, nurses

UBM Medica US announces that Consultant Live a leading online community for primary care clinicians, has unveiled a new online sleep disorders educational program to help doctors and nurses help their patients get a good night's rest. [More]
New guideline recommends against routine use of bed rest in pregnancy

New guideline recommends against routine use of bed rest in pregnancy

In a new guideline, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine has recommended against the routine use of bed rest in pregnancy. [More]
Conventional weight loss techniques help obese women reduce weight gain during pregnancy

Conventional weight loss techniques help obese women reduce weight gain during pregnancy

A new study finds that women who are obese can limit their weight gain during pregnancy using conventional weight loss techniques, including attending weekly group support meetings, seeking advice about nutrition and diet, and keeping food and exercise journals. [More]
Obesity before pregnancy can lead to preterm births

Obesity before pregnancy can lead to preterm births

Women who are obese before they become pregnant face an increased risk of delivering a very premature baby, according to a new study of nearly 1 million California births. [More]
Women who develop gestational diabetes perform worse on cognitive function tests

Women who develop gestational diabetes perform worse on cognitive function tests

Women who develop diabetes during pregnancy, called gestational diabetes, perform worse on cognitive function tests than do women with a normal pregnancy, according to a new study from Turkey. [More]
High CHD risk in diabetic women confirmed

High CHD risk in diabetic women confirmed

A meta-analysis confirms that the excess risk for coronary heart disease in patients with diabetes is greater in women than men. [More]
Women with PCOS more likely to experience chronic low-grade inflammation during pregnancy

Women with PCOS more likely to experience chronic low-grade inflammation during pregnancy

Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome - the most common hormone disorder in women of reproductive age - are more likely to experience chronic low-grade inflammation during pregnancy than counterparts who do not have the condition, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). [More]
Breastfeeding initiation and success impacted by diabetes status of mother

Breastfeeding initiation and success impacted by diabetes status of mother

Women diagnosed with diabetes before or during pregnancy are less likely to initiate and continue breastfeeding their newborns than women without diabetes, a new study suggests. Led by clinician-scientists in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital and collaborating institutions, the findings point to areas for improved prenatal and postnatal education of women with diabetes. [More]
Factors that lead to diabetes contribute to low milk supply in some new mothers

Factors that lead to diabetes contribute to low milk supply in some new mothers

New studies provide fresh evidence that the same factors that lead to diabetes contribute to low milk supply in some new mothers. [More]
Pregnant women with obstructive sleep apnea more likely to die in hospital

Pregnant women with obstructive sleep apnea more likely to die in hospital

Pregnant women with obstructive sleep apnea are more than five times as likely to die in the hospital than those without the sleep disorder, a comprehensive national study by the University of South Florida researchers found. [More]
Women with elevated levels of liver enzyme prior to pregnancy twice as likely to develop gestational diabetes

Women with elevated levels of liver enzyme prior to pregnancy twice as likely to develop gestational diabetes

Women with high levels of a common liver enzyme measured prior to pregnancy were twice as likely to subsequently develop gestational diabetes than those with the lowest levels, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Diabetes Care. [More]
Adolescents in Sweden are at increased risk for type 1 diabetes than previously thought

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

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 must visit obstetricians, primary care doctors after childbirth

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

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]