Gestational Diabetes

Common Name(s)

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that may develop in pregnant women. It affects about 18% of all pregnancies. In this type of diabetes, the mother has high levels of glucose (sugar) in her blood due to an inability to respond appropriately to a chemical called insulin. Insulin is a messenger that tells the body to break down sugars to make energy needed for daily life. For people with gestational diabetes, however, their body cannot convert sugar to energy the same way most people’s does. Gestational diabetes typically requires treatment during pregnancy to prevent complications of the condition to the mother and baby, but will usually resolve after delivery of the child. Treatment for gestational diabetes includes diet and exercise, although medication may become necessary if diet and exercise are not sufficient. One of the potential complications of gestational diabetes is macrosomia, meaning that the baby is excessively large at birth. This can lead to complications during the delivery and can put the child at risk for obesity and diabetes later in life.

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Sidelines National Support Network

Sidelines provides support, education, advocacy and resources to women and their families experiencing a complicated high-risk pregnancy or premature birth.

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Gestational Diabetes" for support, advocacy or research.

Sidelines National Support Network

Sidelines provides support, education, advocacy and resources to women and their families experiencing a complicated high-risk pregnancy or premature birth.

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Last Updated: 4 Apr 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Gestational Diabetes" returned 1150 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Fetal Serum Metabolites Are Independently Associated with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.
 

Author(s): Yong-Ping Lu, Christoph Reichetzeder, Cornelia Prehn, Karoline von Websky, Torsten Slowinski, You-Peng Chen, Liang-Hong Yin, Burkhard Kleuser, Xue-Song Yang, Jerzy Adamski, Berthold Hocher

Journal: Cell. Physiol. Biochem.. 2018 ;45(2):625-638.

 

Gestational diabetes (GDM) might be associated with alterations in the metabolomic profile of affected mothers and their offspring. Until now, there is a paucity of studies that investigated both, the maternal and the fetal serum metabolome in the setting of GDM. Mounting evidence ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Maternal Vitamin D Status and Risk of Gestational Diabetes: a Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Lingmin Hu, Yue Zhang, Xing Wang, Lianghui You, Pengfei Xu, Xianwei Cui, Lijun Zhu, Chenbo Ji, Xirong Guo, Juan Wen

Journal: Cell. Physiol. Biochem.. 2018 ;45(1):291-300.

 

Whether maternal vitamin D deficiency is associated with gestational diabetes remains controversial. This meta-analysis aimed to systematically evaluate published evidence on the association between maternal vitamin D status and the risk of gestational diabetes.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Fatty acid-binding protein 4 predicts gestational hypertension and preeclampsia in women with gestational diabetes mellitus.
 

Author(s): Boya Li, Huixia Yang, Wanyi Zhang, Yundi Shi, Shengtang Qin, Yumei Wei, Yingdong He, Wenshuang Yang, Shiju Jiang, Hongyan Jin

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Fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4) has been proposed to be a potential predictive factor of gestational hypertension or preeclampsia (GH/PE) because of its integrating metabolic and inflammatory responses. Women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are more likely to develop ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Gestational Diabetes" returned 138 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Postnatal Prevention of Childhood Obesity in Offspring Prenatally Exposed to Gestational Diabetes mellitus: Where Are We Now?
 

Author(s): Camille Dugas, Julie Perron, Michèle Kearney, Roxanne Mercier, André Tchernof, Isabelle Marc, S John Weisnagel, Julie Robitaille

Journal: Obes Facts. 2017 ;10(4):396-406.

 

Children exposed to gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in utero are at high risk of developing many health problems such as obesity. There is an urgent need to find new strategies to prevent obesity development among high-risk populations such as those children. Accordingly, the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Application of One-Step IADPSG Versus Two-Step Diagnostic Criteria for Gestational Diabetes in the Real World: Impact on Health Services, Clinical Care, and Outcomes.
 

Author(s): Florence M Brown, Jennifer Wyckoff

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This paper seeks to summarize the impact of the one-step International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) versus the two-step gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) criteria with regard to prevalence, outcomes, healthcare delivery, and long-term maternal metabolic risk.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Treatments for gestational diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Diane Farrar, Mark Simmonds, Maria Bryant, Trevor A Sheldon, Derek Tuffnell, Su Golder, Debbie A Lawlor

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To investigate the effectiveness of different treatments for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Last Updated: 30 Jan 2018

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Evaluation of Education for Gestational Diabetes
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Gestational Diabetes

 

Last Updated: 9 May 2018

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Last Updated: 27 Dec 2017

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