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Gestational Diabetes Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease in Midlife – Kaiser Permanente Share

PASADENA, Calif. Insulin is a hormone produced in the body by the pancreas. That is one brave and very strong mama, if you ask me! Our findings were similar to the results obtained from a South African study [11]. The lead author and principal investigator is Mark B. After adjustment for subsequent type 2 diabetes, the hazard ratio was attenuated (1.13 [95% CI 0.67–1.89]). The researchers looked at medical data before, during, and after each participant’s pregnancy.

GDM often does not have any warning signs and symptoms. In a cross-sectional study, we evaluated medical records of 234 spontaneous pregnant women without PCOS in Akbarabadi Women’s Hospital affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran, along with 234 pregnant women with PCOS and 234 pregnant non-PCOS women with ART conception who were treated at Royan institute, Tehran, Iran, at the same period of time, 2012 to February 2013. Therefore, even though gestational diabetes may clear up after pregnancy, the conditions that contributed to it most likely will not. These babies tend to be larger and fatter than average at birth and thus are more likely to be affected by problems associated with larger babies, such as the need for cesarean delivery, damage to their shoulders during birth and a greater risk of becoming obese as children and developing type 2 diabetes as adults. Kaiser Permanente can conduct transformational health research in part because it has the largest private patient-centered electronic health system in the world. That system, Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect®, securely connects 9.1 million patients to more than 16,000 physicians in nearly 600 medical offices and 38 hospitals. While the true prevalence of gestational diabetes is unknown and varies based on diagnostic criteria used, a recent study from the CDC indicated that rates could be as high as 9.2 percent.

Other authors on the study include Vicky Chiang, MSPH, Charles P. Once born, the baby could have low blood glucose, which can lead to poor feeding, jaundice, irritability, breathing problems, seizure and diabetes later in life. But, we did not find the association between obesity and preeclampsia (RR 0.7, 95%CI 0.2-3.3) in present study. There were no infant deaths in the study and no significant differences between the two groups in terms of babies born with problems such as hypoglycemia, hyperbilirubinemia, neonatal hyperinsulinemia and birth trauma. Those who had pregestational diabetes or a CVD event (as defined below) in the prior 3 years were excluded. About the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research The Kaiser Permanente Division of Research conducts, publishes and disseminates epidemiologic and health services research to improve the health and medical care of Kaiser Permanente members and the society at large. It seeks to understand the determinants of illness and well-being and to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care.

Currently, the Division’s550-plus staff are working on more than 350 ongoing research studies in behavioral health and aging, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic conditions, health care delivery and policy, infectious diseases, vaccine safety and effectiveness, and women’s and children’s health.For more information, visit www.dor.kaiser.org/. About Kaiser Permanente Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve approximately 9.1 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Located in Pasadena, California, the department focuses on translating research to practice quickly to benefit the health and lives of Kaiser Permanente Southern California members and the general population. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management.

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