Gestational Diabetes

Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Increased From 2012 to 2016

Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Increased From 2012 to 2016

The prevalence of gestational diabetes was 6.0 percent in 2016, with a slight increase seen from 2012 to 2016.

Diabetes Education Week 2018: Patient Resources for Your Practice

Diabetes Education Week 2018: Patient Resources for Your Practice

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In recognition of National Diabetes Education Week, Endocrinology Advisor compiled a list of resources to assist clinicians when educating patients with diabetes about their condition.

Bone-Derived Factors in the Treatment of Diabetes

Bone-Derived Factors in the Treatment of Diabetes

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A growing body of research highlights the important role of bone in glucose metabolism.

Linking Gestational Diabetes to Maternal Glucose Metabolism, Childhood Adiposity

Linking Gestational Diabetes to Maternal Glucose Metabolism, Childhood Adiposity

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To understand the associations between exposure to gestational diabetes and the risk for maternal glucose metabolism and childhood adiposity, researchers followed a cohort of mothers and children for a median of 11.4 years.

Gestational Diabetes Associated With Increased Risk for Postpartum Depression

Gestational Diabetes Associated With Increased Risk for Postpartum Depression

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These findings suggest an increased risk for postpartum depressive symptoms in mothers with gestational diabetes, independent of depressive symptomatology during pregnancy.

Gestational Diabetes Tied to Subsequent Glucose Disorders

Gestational Diabetes Tied to Subsequent Glucose Disorders

Untreated gestational diabetes is associated with development of subsequent glucose metabolism disorders in mothers, but is not significantly associated with the composite outcome of childhood overweight/obesity in long-term follow-up of offspring.

Increased First-Trimester HbA1c Predicts Gestational Diabetes

Increased First-Trimester HbA1c Predicts Gestational Diabetes

First-trimester HbA1c significantly improves GDM prediction compared with conventional risk factors.

Link Between Gestational Diabetes and Risk for CVD and Diabetes in Hispanic/Latina Population

Link Between Gestational Diabetes and Risk for CVD and Diabetes in Hispanic/Latina Population

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Investigators sought to compare cardiovascular risk and disease prevalence in the Hispanic and Latina population in the United States with and without a history of gestational diabetes.

Predictors of Weight Loss in Postpartum Women With Gestational Diabetes

Predictors of Weight Loss in Postpartum Women With Gestational Diabetes

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Modifiable pregnancy and postpartum factors associated with at least 75% of weight loss in postpartum women with gestational diabetes have been examined.

Single Diagnostic Threshold May Not Be Feasible for Gestational Diabetes

Single Diagnostic Threshold May Not Be Feasible for Gestational Diabetes

Uniform application of gestational diabetes diagnostic thresholds may not be appropriate in populations across the world.

Maternal Glucose, Fetal Genotype Independently Affect Birth Weight

Maternal Glucose, Fetal Genotype Independently Affect Birth Weight

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Fetal genetic score for birth weight affects fetal growth at various maternal fasting plasma glucose levels.

Diabetes Exposure in Utero and Risk of Developing T2D in Offspring

Diabetes Exposure in Utero and Risk of Developing T2D in Offspring

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This study demonstrated the importance of early screening and diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in mothers and their offspring.

Pre-Pregnancy Programs May Improve Outcomes in Women With Type 2 Diabetes

Pre-Pregnancy Programs May Improve Outcomes in Women With Type 2 Diabetes

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Investigators developed a community-based pre-pregnancy care program to improve pregnancy outcomes.

Contribution of Low-Severity Gestational Diabetes Mellitus on the Diabetes Epidemic

Contribution of Low-Severity Gestational Diabetes Mellitus on the Diabetes Epidemic

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Greater awareness of clinical and cost implications of gaps for patients with lower-severity gestational diabetes may improve postdelivery testing and referral.

Tailored Letter May Improve Gestational Weight Gain in Gestational Diabetes

Tailored Letter May Improve Gestational Weight Gain in Gestational Diabetes

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A tailored electronic health record letter may improve gestational weight gain and reduce postpartum weight retention.

Gestational Diabetes May Indicate Future Subclinical Renal Issues

Gestational Diabetes May Indicate Future Subclinical Renal Issues

The researchers found that, compared with women without gestational diabetes or subsequent diabetes, women with a history of gestational diabetes had significantly higher estimated glomerular filtration rate.

Findings Do Not Support Glyburide as First-Line Treatment for Gestational Diabetes

Findings Do Not Support Glyburide as First-Line Treatment for Gestational Diabetes

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Findings do not support noninferiority of glyburide for prevention of perinatal complications of gestational diabetes.

Antipsychotic Use and Gestational Diabetes: Is There a Link?

Antipsychotic Use and Gestational Diabetes: Is There a Link?

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Results showed there was a significant crude risk linked to continuing vs discontinuing certain antipsychotics and developing gestational diabetes; for quetiapine the risk was 7.1% vs 4.1% (adjusted relative risk [ARR] 1.28), respectively; among olanzapine users it was 12% vs 4.7% (ARR 1.61), respectively.

Effects of Maternal Gestational Diabetes on Neonatal Hypoglycemia: Diet vs Insulin Treatment

Effects of Maternal Gestational Diabetes on Neonatal Hypoglycemia: Diet vs Insulin Treatment

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Routine screening for neonatal hypoglycemia after pregnancies complicated by gestational diabetes (GD) reveals high incidence of both mild and severe hypoglycemia for both diet-controlled and insulin-treated GD and across the full range of birth weight centiles.

Glyburide is not noninferior to insulin in reducing perinatal complications in gestational diabetes

In this randomized controlled trial, glyburide was not noninferior in terms of the composite rate of macrosomia, neonatal hypoglycemia, and hyperbilirubinemia compared with subcutaneous insulin.

Pre-Pregnancy Fitness Lowers Gestational Diabetes Risk

Pre-Pregnancy Fitness Lowers Gestational Diabetes Risk

Researchers assessed the associations of pre-pregnancy fitness, moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity, and time spent watching television on subsequent development of gestational diabetes.

Obesity Risk in Infants Born to Women With Diabetes

Obesity Risk in Infants Born to Women With Diabetes

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Parents and healthcare workers should carefully consider the risk for obesity in infants born to women with diabetes, especially infants born large for gestational age, and should initiate preventive measures where possible.

Lactation Lowers Risk for T2D After Gestational Diabetes

Lactation Lowers Risk for T2D After Gestational Diabetes

For women with previous gestational diabetes, lactation is associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, although there is no benefit for long-term lactation.

Effect of Glycemic Control During Labor on Neonatal Hypoglycemia Examined

Effect of Glycemic Control During Labor on Neonatal Hypoglycemia Examined

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High-quality studies are needed to determine whether tight intrapartum glycemic control is superior to more relaxed glycemic targets intrapartum for women with diabetes in pregnancy.

Neonatal Hypoglycemia Rates in Glyburide vs Insulin Treatment for Gestational Diabetes

Neonatal Hypoglycemia Rates in Glyburide vs Insulin Treatment for Gestational Diabetes

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Ten randomized controlled trials were examined to determine the efficacy and safety of glyburide vs insulin treatment for gestational diabetes.

Pregnancy Complications in Hyperandrogenic PCOS: What Are The Risks?

Pregnancy Complications in Hyperandrogenic PCOS: What Are The Risks?

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Hyperandrogenic PCOS is associated with maternal pregnancy complications, including gestational diabetes.

Best Practices in Preconception Care in Pregestational Diabetes

Best Practices in Preconception Care in Pregestational Diabetes

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Special considerations are needed when treating women of reproductive age with pregestational diabetes.

Maternal Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes Lead to Increased Asthma Risk for Offspring

Maternal Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes Lead to Increased Asthma Risk for Offspring

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Researchers examined the relationship between maternal diabetes and asthma risk in children.

Diet and Exercise Reduce Gestational Weight Gain, Not Neonatal Adiposity

Diet and Exercise Reduce Gestational Weight Gain, Not Neonatal Adiposity

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Neonates did not differ in terms of birthweight, fat mass, body fat percentage, and sum of skinfolds, regardless of treatment.

pGDC59 Biomarker Identifies Pregnancy-Induced Glucose Intolerance

pGDC59 Biomarker Identifies Pregnancy-Induced Glucose Intolerance

One biomarker measurement during pregnancy can identify glucose intolerance with high sensitivity and specificity.

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