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.
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

Study examines link between antipsychotic treatment during pregnancy and gestational diabetes risk

Study examines link between antipsychotic treatment during pregnancy and gestational diabetes risk

Diabetes screening could miss more than half of high-risk patients

Diabetes screening could miss more than half of high-risk patients

Study finds link between pre-pregnancy fitness and lower risk of gestational diabetes

Study finds link between pre-pregnancy fitness and lower risk of gestational diabetes

Diabetes medication reduces chance of late miscarriage, premature birth among women with PCOS

Diabetes medication reduces chance of late miscarriage, premature birth among women with PCOS

Race and pre-pregnancy BMI may be key predictors of maternal weight gain

Race and pre-pregnancy BMI may be key predictors of maternal weight gain

Diabetes drug use during pregnancy may increase risk of obesity or overweight in children

Diabetes drug use during pregnancy may increase risk of obesity or overweight in children

New study identifies novel molecular biomarkers of preeclampsia

New study identifies novel molecular biomarkers of preeclampsia

Study identifies risk factors for sleep apnea in pregnant woman

Study identifies risk factors for sleep apnea in pregnant woman

Researchers reveal several risk factors that elevate stroke risk among women

Researchers reveal several risk factors that elevate stroke risk among women

Study reveals 64% of women experience insomnia in the third trimester of pregnancy

Study reveals 64% of women experience insomnia in the third trimester of pregnancy

Study reveals that 64% of pregnant women suffer from insomnia in the third trimester

Study reveals that 64% of pregnant women suffer from insomnia in the third trimester

Higher blood sugar during first trimester of pregnancy increases child's risk of congenital heart defect

Higher blood sugar during first trimester of pregnancy increases child's risk of congenital heart defect

Combined effect of gestational diabetes and hypertension leaves both parents at high risk

Combined effect of gestational diabetes and hypertension leaves both parents at high risk

History of kidney stones linked to higher risk for metabolic, hypertensive complications during pregnancy

History of kidney stones linked to higher risk for metabolic, hypertensive complications during pregnancy

Nutritionist highlights importance of vitamin D for pregnant women and new mums

Nutritionist highlights importance of vitamin D for pregnant women and new mums

Lack of sleep among pregnant women linked to increased risk of gestational diabetes

Lack of sleep among pregnant women linked to increased risk of gestational diabetes

NTNU professors provide insight into pros and cons of early disease detection

NTNU professors provide insight into pros and cons of early disease detection

Regulatory T-cells can support fat depots in dealing with environmental challenges

Regulatory T-cells can support fat depots in dealing with environmental challenges

Physical exercise during pregnancy provides benefits for both mother and baby

Physical exercise during pregnancy provides benefits for both mother and baby