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.
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

Common drug may lead to obesity in offspring

Common drug may lead to obesity in offspring

A1c blood test found to be unreliable in diabetes diagnoses

A1c blood test found to be unreliable in diabetes diagnoses

Women with undiagnosed diabetes in pregnancy more likely to experience stillbirths

Women with undiagnosed diabetes in pregnancy more likely to experience stillbirths

Mild sleep apnea during pregnancy changes sugar levels and may affect infant growth patterns

Mild sleep apnea during pregnancy changes sugar levels and may affect infant growth patterns

Medical treatment for gestational diabetes could prevent long-term complications in children

Medical treatment for gestational diabetes could prevent long-term complications in children

Researchers develop blood test to predict spontaneous preterm birth

Researchers develop blood test to predict spontaneous preterm birth

NIH funds first artificial pancreas trial for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes in the U.S.

NIH funds first artificial pancreas trial for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes in the U.S.

Cardiovascular disease risk begins even before birth

Cardiovascular disease risk begins even before birth

Counseling appointments fail to reduce weight gain during pregnancy, shows study

Counseling appointments fail to reduce weight gain during pregnancy, shows study

Women who were born small may be at increased risk of pregnancy complications

Women who were born small may be at increased risk of pregnancy complications

Women who had low birthweight face increased risk of pregnancy complications

Women who had low birthweight face increased risk of pregnancy complications

New research supports the need for obesity intervention before pregnancy

New research supports the need for obesity intervention before pregnancy

Food insecurity during pregnancy linked to severity of neonatal abstinence syndrome

Food insecurity during pregnancy linked to severity of neonatal abstinence syndrome

Father's age shown to affect health of offspring

Father's age shown to affect health of offspring

Overweight or obese mothers may have babies with multiple self-regulatory problems

Overweight or obese mothers may have babies with multiple self-regulatory problems