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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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Gestational Diabetes" returned 1209 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Comparative proteomic analysis of maternal peripheral plasma and umbilical venous plasma from normal and gestational diabetes mellitus pregnancies.
 

Author(s): Yun Liao, Gu-Feng Xu, Ying Jiang, Hong Zhu, Li-Juan Sun, Rong Peng, Qiong Luo

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(36):e12232.

 

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) increases many health risks in offspring. The study aims to investigate the underlying mechanism in fetal risk of GDM.We collected maternal peripheral plasma and umbilical venous plasma samples from 4 GDM and 4 control patients during their delivery ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Association of gestational diabetes mellitus and abnormal vaginal flora with adverse pregnancy outcomes.
 

Author(s): Xinhong Zhang, Qinping Liao, Fengying Wang, Dan Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(34):e11891.

 

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with adverse perinatal outcomes. This study aimed to examine the association between GDM and abnormal vaginal flora, and the association between abnormal vaginal flora and adverse pregnancy outcomes.This was a prospective study of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Circulating LncRNA Serve as Fingerprint for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Associated with Risk of Macrosomia.
 

Author(s): Jianfeng Lu, Jinbao Wu, Ziyu Zhao, Jinmei Wang, Zhong Chen

Journal: Cell. Physiol. Biochem.. 2018 ;48(3):1012-1018.

 

Fetal macrosomia and its associated complications are the most frequent and serious morbidities for infants associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The aim of this study was to evaluate the lncRNAs involvement in GDM, especially for the prediction of risk for fetal overgrowth.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Gestational Diabetes" returned 147 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mean Platelet Volume and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Zhongwei Zhou, Hongmei Chen, Mingzhong Sun, Huixiang Ju

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To evaluate the association between mean platelet volume (MPV) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Associations of Diet and Physical Activity with Risk for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Jovana Mijatovic-Vukas, Louise Capling, Sonia Cheng, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Jimmy Louie, N Wah Cheung, Tania Markovic, Glynis Ross, Alistair Senior, Jennie C Brand-Miller, Victoria M Flood

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Rising rates of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and related complications have prompted calls to identify potentially modifiable risk factors that are associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). We systematically reviewed the scientific literature for observational studies ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Eastern and Southeastern Asia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Cong Luat Nguyen, Ngoc Minh Pham, Colin W Binns, Dat Van Duong, Andy H Lee

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To review the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in Eastern and Southeastern Asia.

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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