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Weight Loss Surgery Before Pregnancy Lowers Risk for Gestational Diabetes
Women who undergo weight loss surgery (or bariatric surgery) before becoming pregnant have a lower chance of developing gestational diabetes and giving birth to large babies, according to a recent study. Learn more about the study and the results.
Researchers find link between gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes
African American women may be significantly more likely to develop type 2 diabetes at some point in their lives if they experience gestational diabetes while they are pregnant, according to a new study from a team of Kaiser Permanente researchers.
Researchers find new indicators of gestational diabetes risk
It may be possible for doctors to predict a woman's risk of developing gestational diabetes up to seven years before she becomes pregnant through blood sugar testing and body weight assessments, according to a new study out of the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research.
Weight gain between pregnancies shown to increase risk of gestational diabetes
In women who experience two pregnancies, too much weight gain in the interim may predict an increased risk of gestational diabetes during the second pregnancy, according to a new study from the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research.
Intervention Programs Help Women with Gestational Diabetes Lose More Weight
Lifestyle intervention programs that target diet and exercise habits may help women who experience gestational diabetes retain less weight during pregnancy and reduce their future risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from the Kaiser Permanente Foundation.
American Diabetes Association recommends new standard of care for gestational diabetes
As the number of women diagnosed with gestational diabetes continues to rise, the American Diabetes Associations is recommending changes to standards of care that would increase the number of women who are tested for the condition.
Many pregnant women are not screened for gestational diabetes
Despite the fact that the rate of gestational diabetes is rising at a dramatic rate, a new study has found that only two out of three women are tested for the condition.
Gestational diabetes rates rising
More than 250,000 women who gave birth in 2008 had gestational diabetes, according to a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Metabolic factors may increase women's risk of gestational diabetes
Doctors may be better able to predict a woman's risk for developing gestational diabetes before she becomes pregnant thanks to findings from a new study.
Physical activity may help women avoid gestational diabetes
As obesity rates continue to rise, the number of women who develop gestational diabetes is also increasing. However, a new study has found that physical activity and improved fitness levels prior to pregnancy may help women avoid the condition.
Waistline and cholesterol linked to gestational diabetes
Gestational diabetes poses significant risk to women and their babies. However, tests for the condition have traditionally been invasive and unreliable. Results from standard tests may not be available until six months into the pregnancy, which may be too late for women to seek adequate treatment.
Pregnant women with large waistlines and high triglyceride levels risk developing gestational diabetes
According to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, a large waistline and high levels of triglyceride in a pregnant woman could indicate a risk of developing gestational diabetes.
Bariatric surgery before pregnancy may increase risk for gestational diabetes
A recent study published in the August issue of The Journal of the American College of Surgeons reveals that obese women who undergo bariatric surgery before pregnancy have three times the risk of developing gestational diabetes.
Recurring gestational diabetes may lead to birth complications
A recent study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reports that women who developed gestational diabetes during their first and second pregnancies may experience a recurrence during their third pregnancy.
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