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.
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

Overweight mothers more likely to stop breastfeeding sooner than healthy weight women

Overweight mothers more likely to stop breastfeeding sooner than healthy weight women

Overweight and obese women can safely limit weight gain during pregnancy with diet and exercise

Overweight and obese women can safely limit weight gain during pregnancy with diet and exercise

Mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus have elevated risk of postpartum depression symptoms

Mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus have elevated risk of postpartum depression symptoms

New trial to investigate whether weight loss before conception can make mom and baby healthier

New trial to investigate whether weight loss before conception can make mom and baby healthier

Blood test in early pregnancy could determine a woman's later risk for gestational diabetes

Blood test in early pregnancy could determine a woman's later risk for gestational diabetes

Two new studies could improve treatment for patients with diabetes

Two new studies could improve treatment for patients with diabetes

Healthy behaviors are not effective in preventing gestational diabetes in obese women

Healthy behaviors are not effective in preventing gestational diabetes in obese women

Gestational diabetes may increase offspring's heart disease risk

Gestational diabetes may increase offspring's heart disease risk

Study finds vitamin D deficiency in many pregnant women

Study finds vitamin D deficiency in many pregnant women

Irregular metabolism of branched-chain amino acids may cause progression of type 2 diabetes

Irregular metabolism of branched-chain amino acids may cause progression of type 2 diabetes

Maternal diabetes linked to increased risk of ASD in children

Maternal diabetes linked to increased risk of ASD in children

Study finds elevated risk of congenital defects in lithium-exposed infants

Study finds elevated risk of congenital defects in lithium-exposed infants

Nature and effects of breastfeeding on health of mothers and babies

Nature and effects of breastfeeding on health of mothers and babies

Women with thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy face increased risk for gestational diabetes

Women with thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy face increased risk for gestational diabetes

CDC interventions targeting gestational diabetes may help mitigate risks for mother and baby

CDC interventions targeting gestational diabetes may help mitigate risks for mother and baby

Fetal MRI can accurately identify holoprosencephaly by 18 weeks of gestation

Fetal MRI can accurately identify holoprosencephaly by 18 weeks of gestation

Women with gestational diabetes may be at greater risk for chronic kidney disease

Women with gestational diabetes may be at greater risk for chronic kidney disease

Annual well woman exams by OB/GYNs provide powerful opportunity to evaluate heart health

Annual well woman exams by OB/GYNs provide powerful opportunity to evaluate heart health