Potential link between fathers’ diabetes and low birth weight

One of the first studies to use recently released data from the UK Biobank has provided the strongest evidence yet for a link between fathers’ diabetes and low birth weight. The research shows that your dad can influence your size at birth and that diabetes genes may explain some of this effect. Pregnancy / Obstetrics […]

Diagnosed diabetes, pre-diabetes, and gestational diabetes on the rise among privately insured Americans

About 8.8 percent of the privately insured population in 2012 had diabetes or was diagnosed as being at high risk for diabetes, up from 8.3 percent in 2011, but the rates of disease varied depending on age, gender and region of the country, says a new report from HCCI. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical […]

Caution to pregnant women on red meat diabetes link

Pregnant women and women planning to become pregnant can make use of the holiday season to adjust their diets and reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Institute. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Wii Fit may help people control diabetes

“Wii Fit games ‘help control diabetes’,” reports BBC News. People with type 2 diabetes are usually advised to change their lifestyle – including taking more exercise – to help control their blood sugar levels. In a novel randomised controlled trial, patients were given Nintendo Wit Fit Plus – an interactive console-based exercise game – to assist their efforts. […]

Fruit may lower diabetes risk while juice may raise it

“New diet to beat diabetes: Fresh fruit cuts risk by a quarter,” the Daily Express reports, while also warning that “drinking fruit juice actually increases the risk”. This report is based on three large studies of health professionals in the US. Researchers found that eating at least three servings a week of whole fruits was […]

The increasing number of women with gestational diabetes could lead to many more children with early diabetes

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that children exposed to gestational diabetes in the wombs of their mothers are… Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Ever growing number of women with gestational diabetes suggests future will be filled with children with early diabetes

Children exposed to gestational diabetes in the wombs of their mothers are themselves around six times more likely to develop diabetes or prediabetes than children not exposed, research shows. With the increase in gestational diabetes (GDM), there is a growing need to understand the effects of glucose exposure on the newborn in the womb, at […]

Low birth weight linked to higher incidence of type 2 diabetes in African American women

African American women born at a low or very low birth weight may be at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The findings may explain in part the higher occurrence of type 2 diabetes in African American populations, which has a high prevalence of low birth weight. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

Breastfeeding initiation, success impacted by diabetes status of mother

Women diagnosed with diabetes before or during pregnancy are less likely to initiate and continue breastfeeding their newborns than women without diabetes, a new study suggests. Out of nearly 73,000 women included in the study, 8.8 percent had diabetes during pregnancy, called gestational diabetes, and 1.7 percent had diabetes prior to pregnancy. About 30 percent […]

Potential for new treatment options following identification of factor present in gestational and type 2 diabetes

New research reveals that both pregnant women with diabetes and with type 2 diabetics have high levels of a fat metabolite that impairs pancreatic cells from secreting insulin. The findings, which are published in the Cell Press journal Cell Metabolism, suggest that blocking the effects of this fat metabolite may help prevent and treat diabetes. […]

Next Page »