Diabetes is a disease that needs regular monitoring. Gestational diabetes carries the same symptoms and problems as other forms of diabetes not associated with pregnancy. The body loses the ability to effectively handle food sugars and insulin development when pregnant.

Colon Cancer in Women: Causes and Risk Factors

According to data from the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the US. The good news is that diagnosing colon cancer early can often lead to a cure. ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a condition unique to pregnant women. During pregnancy, the body becomes intolerant to glucose causing a temporary condition similar to mild forms type 1 or type 2 diabetes. ... read more »

What are the Symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

Many women have only a few and others have many symptoms. These are some of the symptoms of PCOS. ... read more »

Pregnancy Complications With Obese Mothers

Obesity is a growing epidemic thought to be the cause of various growing health conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and premature death. ... read more »

Wrong Foods and Time On The Menu Lead To Obesity and Diabetes

A recent study indicates eating big meals at night, especially when they’re meals big in unhealthy foods, throws off the body clock. ... read more »

Premature Births and Risk of Heart Disease for Mom

When a pregnant woman gives birth to an infant that is small for gestational age, she is at increased risk of heart disease, according to new research published in PLoS One. ... read more »

Fertility in People with Childhood-onset Type 1 Diabetes

The Hjelt Institute in Finland recently completed and published a cohort study of 2,307 women and 2,819 men with type 1 diabetes. The purpose of the study was to determine the fertility outcome of patients living with child-onset diabetes. ... read more »

Diabetes Could be Rooted in Food Toxins Consumed by Infants

Toxins are present in many of the foods we consume every day. One food toxin of particular interest is Advanced Glycation End (AGE). This food toxin is present in breast milk and commercial infant formulas. ... read more »

Mom's Diabetes May Affect Fetal Mortality

Women with diabetes are at four and a half times higher risk for death of their unborn babies compared to pregnant women without the disease, according to a new study. The babies that do survive face double the risk for death during the first year of life. ... read more »

Replace One Sweet Beverage Daily, Reduce Diabetes Risk

The findings of a study of dietary impact indicate how important it is for people who regularly consume sweet beverages to replace just one serving a day to reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes. ... read more »

High-Fiber Diet Reduces Diabetes Risk

Diabetes can often be avoided, delayed, or reversed by consuming a diet high in fiber. ... read more »

PAX3 Gene May Be Linked to Birth Defects in Diabetic Mother

A team of researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified an enzyme that may increase the likelihood of birth defects in children born to mothers with diabetes. The enzyme, known as AMPK, signals cells to stop producing a specific gene, PAX3. ... read more »

Privately Insured Americans: Diabetes Rise

Approximately 8.8 percent of insured Americans had diabetes or had a doctor tell them they were at risk for the disease in 2012 according to a new report by HCCI, the Health Care Cost Institute. This rate is up from 8.3 percent the previous year. ... read more »

Mom's Blood Sugar Influences Child's Weight

An expectant mother's blood sugar levels affect how heavy her baby will be, according to a new study. ... read more »

Diabetes Screening During Pregnancy

This is a clinical summary of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations for screening for diabetes in pregnancy. ... read more »

Preconception Screening May Predict Gestational Diabetes

Metabolic testing can detect issues with high blood sugar, high insulin levels and low HDL cholesterol ' all risk factors for gestational diabetes. ... read more »

Get Diabetes Under Control Before Your Pregnancy

In the past, women with diabetes were discouraged from becoming pregnant at all. There are many risks associated with diabetes in pregnancy that could negatively affect both the mother and her baby. ... read more »

Causes of PCOS

What causes PCOS? ... read more »

Study: How Weight Affects First Pregnancy Outcomes

Increased weight is associated with increased incidence of pre-eclampsia, gestational hypertension, macrosomia, induction of labor and cesarean delivery. ... read more »

Diabetes and Birth Weight Affects Coronary Artery Disease

Scientists have long been debating the link between birth weight and coronary artery disease. Some studies have linked the two events clearly while others negate the original link altogether. ... read more »

High-Risk Pregnancy - Maternal

Maternal causes of a high-risk pregnancy ... read more »

Depression + Metabolic Syndrome = Elevated Risk for Diabetes

A recent study from Canada finds an elevated risk for diabetes when a person has both depression and metabolic syndrome; the diabetes risk is higher when the two disorders are combined than when only one or the other disorder is present. ... read more »

How Diabetes Could Affect Your Fertility

Diabetes doesn’t normally run in my family, but it’s been known to hit a few people. My great aunt developed it later in life and my 2nd cousin developed gestational diabetes when she was pregnant. ... read more »

Diabetes Mellitus and Birth Defects

Women who receive a diagnosis of diabetes before they become pregnant are three to four times more likely to have a child with one or even multiple birth defects than a mother who is not diabetic. ... read more »

Periconception Health Affects Child's Disease Risk

A mother's health and diet just before and after conception could have an impact on a child's health in the long run, researchers say. ... read more »

How to Find Out if You Are a High Risk Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Finding out if you have a high risk pregnancy is important. Having a high risk pregnancy means you have an increased risk of complications during pregnancy. ... read more »

What Are The Side Effects Of Metformin?

What are the side effects of Metformin? Usually the side effects of Metformin depend on how much of the medicine you take, and they tend to lessen over time. ... read more »

Metformin Dosage: How Much Should I Take?

How much Metformin is necessary to treat polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) during pregnancy? How much should I take to treat diabetes? What should my dosage be? ... read more »

The Ten Most Common Pregnancy Complications

One of the major reasons that you receive prenatal care and deliver in a hospital is that you want to identify certain complications in pregnancy early on and prevent them from happening. ... read more »

What’s That Smell?

While spending time with my friend and her three-month old recently, we were both remarking on how he perfectly exuded that “baby smell.” It’s hard to define, and people that have never spent time with an infant could never imagine it. ... read more »

Prenatal Exposure to a Prescription Drug Linked to Diabetes

A friend of mine has had diabetes since she was four years old. While the condition is totally manageable with the help of modern technology and food science, it is still a major inconvenience in her life. ... read more »

Diabetes Testing During Prenatal Visits

When she was pregnant with my friend, our neighbor developed gestational diabetes. Diabetes isn’t that common in her family and the only other person who ever developed it was her grandpa during the later years of his life. ... read more »

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