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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Gestational diabetes may increase heart disease risks for pregnant women

Pregnant women who develop gestational diabetes may be more at risk of developing heart disease later in life, according to new research.Researchers at Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland have published the results of their 20-year study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.Gestational diabetes only occurs during pregnancy. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From […]