Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Gestational Diabetes Hypertension Increases Diabetes Risk

A recent study completed at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LA aimed to determine how a combination of hypertension and gestational diabetes affected later diabetes risk. This was completed by examining approximately 1,260 Chinese women with a history of gestational diabetes. The results from this study showed that women who had both hypertension and gestational diabetes – and those who didn’t use

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Healthy Diet Reduces Blood Pressure Risks after Gestational Diabetes

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/May-16_-2016_-12_06_08-AM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadGestational diabetes raises a woman’s risk of experiencing high blood pressure later in life. However, a new study completed at the National Institute of Health found that eating a healthy diet could reduce that risk. This study tracked about 4,000 women with a history of gestational diabetes. Over a period of about 18 years, 1,069 women developed high blood

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Universal Screening Urged at 24 Weeks for Gestational Diabetes

A panel of medical experts has recommended that all women be tested for gestational diabetes at 24 weeks into a pregnancy. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendation, published in the January 2014 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, calls for a two-hour, 50g oral glucose challenge test between 24 and 28 weeks. if the result from that test exceeds 130 mg/dL, a second

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Metformin Better Than Insulin for Gestational Diabetes?

Insulin may not be the best first line of defense for women who develop gestational diabetes, according to the results of a new study. Research out of São Paulo, Brazil, suggests that for a majority of women who develop diabetes during pregnancy, metformin alone can lower blood glucose and neonatal hypoglycemia rates. During pregnancy, the same hormones that help the baby develop may cause insulin

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Routine Tests Can Identify Risk of Gestational Diabetes Years Before Pregnancy

Up to seven years before she becomes pregnant, a woman’s risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy can be identified based on routinely assessed measures of blood sugar and body weight, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the online issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, studied 580 ethnically diverse women

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MTV’s True Life: I Have Diabetes

With the recent news of Paula Deen’s battle with type 2 diabetes, diabetes has been getting some negative coverage in the media. I’ve even heard comments like ” No wonder Paula Deen has diabetes when she eats so much sugar and butter.” This is frustrating because it perpetuates the false stereotype that all people with diabetes are the same. When I heard that MTV’s television

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