How Does Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Affect a Pregnant Woman?

There appears to be a higher rate of miscarriage, gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, and premature delivery in women with PCOS. ... read more »

Beta Cell Function Decline and Glucose Intolerance

Researchers from the Department of Internal Medicine at Keio University in Tokyo recently published a study in the Journal of Endocrinology regarding a possible cause or contributing factor in gestational diabetes. ... read more »

Fed Panel Recommends Universal Testing for Diabetes During Pregnancy

On January 14, 2014, the US Preventive Services Task Force issued an update of its recommendations to physicians treating pregnant women. ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes Linked to Kidney Disease in Offspring

The work of a team of researchers revealed a link between the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children and certain maternal conditions experienced before or during pregnancy. ... read more »

Can Gestational Diabetes Limit Milk Supply During Lactation?

The subject of each study was limited milk production in lactating women with insulin-related medical disorders. ... read more »

Antenatal Education and Childhood Obesity Intervention

Researchers in Finland recently published a study in the journal BMC Pediatrics suggesting antenatal interventions can reduce the risk of gestational diabetes and thus potentially reduce obesity risk in certain pregnant patients. ... read more »

Pregnancy Weight Gain and Gestational Diabetes

Women with gestational diabetes are at increased risk of excessive pregnancy weight gain, increased fetal weight and difficulty losing weight after delivery. ... read more »

Postpartum Care is Crucial for Women with Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a medical condition that develops during pregnancy. The condition typically resolves after birth, but women who develop gestational diabetes are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later if proper postpartum medical care is not provided. ... read more »

Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels and Pregnancy Outcomes

Researchers from the Department of Community Health at the University of Calgary recently reviewed more than 30 studies to find a connection between vitamin D levels and pregnancy/neonatal outcomes. The review was published in the British Medical Journal. ... read more »

Healthy Lifestyle Essential After Gestational Diabetes

Although GDM usually resolves itself shortly after childbirth, it has a lingering effect: Women who have GDM are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes the rest of their lives. ... read more »

Experts Clarify Details Regarding PCOS Diagnosis

Scientists have now issued guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). There had been much debate in the medical community over various aspects of the condition. ... 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 »

Link Between Red Meat and Gestational Diabetes

Women who eat a lot of red meat stand a greater chance of developing gestational diabetes, a condition marked by high blood sugar levels during pregnancy, according to new studies cited by a commentary in the journal Evidence-Based Nursing. ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes Links to Iron Deficiency in Newborns

Researchers from Wenzhou Medical College in China recently published a report on the status of neonatal iron deficiency in newborns born to mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). ... read more »

Triglycerides and Waist Measurements May Predict Gestational Diabetes

Researchers have found a connection between large waistlines and triglyceride levels and gestational diabetes, according to an article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. ... read more »

What Is a Glucose Challenge Test?

Before and during pregnancy there is usually a two-step approach to diagnosing diabetes: Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) and Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT). ... read more »