Tag: Gestational Diabetes

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Gestational Diabetes Likely To Recur

Gestational diabetes, or pregnancy-related diabetes, typically occurs around week 24 of pregnancy and is characterized by high blood sugar that results from the body's impaired use of insulin. Researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Medical

Gestational Diabetes Diagnosed at Lower Blood Glucose Levels

A new international study involving 23,000 women in nine countries suggests that more than twice as many mothers to be as previously thought will develop gestational diabetes. This finding is based on new measurements for determining dangerous blood sugar levels for the mother and her unborn baby. Previous guidelines to diagnose gestational diabetes were based on blood sugar levels that identified women...

Preeclampsia, Gestational Diabetes in Pregnant Women With Hypertension or Obesity to be Examined

The National Institutes of Health provided a research grant of $2.4 million to Sean Blackwell, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, to study the link between obesity and high-risk pregnancies caused by preeclampsia and diabetes.