Gestational Diabetes News and Research

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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.
Chronic hypertension among older pregnant women has spiked by more than 75% since 1970

Chronic hypertension among older pregnant women has spiked by more than 75% since 1970

Exercise during pregnancy shown to restore metabolic health

Exercise during pregnancy shown to restore metabolic health

MUSC researchers narrow down risk of preeclampsia to a specific phenotype

MUSC researchers narrow down risk of preeclampsia to a specific phenotype

Finding ways to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in mums

Finding ways to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in mums

Birthweight, height together may provide indication of heart health later in life

Birthweight, height together may provide indication of heart health later in life

Study reveals effect of Mediterranean-style diet on pregnancy outcomes

Study reveals effect of Mediterranean-style diet on pregnancy outcomes

Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy has potential to reduce weight gain, gestational diabetes

Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy has potential to reduce weight gain, gestational diabetes

Acute air pollution exposure may increase risk for NICU admissions

Acute air pollution exposure may increase risk for NICU admissions

Mothers with gestational diabetes transferring harmful 'forever chemicals' to their fetus

Mothers with gestational diabetes transferring harmful 'forever chemicals' to their fetus

Diet and physical exercise do not reduce risk of gestational diabetes

Diet and physical exercise do not reduce risk of gestational diabetes

Exercise during pregnancy can promote bone health of both mother and child

Exercise during pregnancy can promote bone health of both mother and child

Federal nutrition program improves health of pregnant women and children

Federal nutrition program improves health of pregnant women and children

Diabetes drug can halve the risk of late miscarriage, preterm births for women with PCOS

Diabetes drug can halve the risk of late miscarriage, preterm births for women with PCOS

Fainting during pregnancy may indicate issues for both the baby and mother's health

Fainting during pregnancy may indicate issues for both the baby and mother's health

Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at risk

Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at risk

Women who have undergone bariatric surgery may be at higher risk of pregnancy complications

Women who have undergone bariatric surgery may be at higher risk of pregnancy complications

Study compares gestational diabetes in India with Sweden

Study compares gestational diabetes in India with Sweden

Study highlights importance of continued efforts to enhance the reach of diabetes prevention programs

Study highlights importance of continued efforts to enhance the reach of diabetes prevention programs

Gut bacteria and pregnancy

Gut bacteria and pregnancy

Gestational diabetes during pregnancy may increase risk of type 1 diabetes in children

Gestational diabetes during pregnancy may increase risk of type 1 diabetes in children