From the NDIC: Diabetes Research and News

Diabetes Research and News

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August 2013

Panel Supports Maintaining the Current Diagnostic Approach for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
An independent panel convened March 4–5 by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded that despite potential advantages of adopting a new diagnostic approach for gestational diabetes mellitus, more evidence is needed to ensure that the benefits outweigh the harms. The panel recommended following the current diagnostic approach until further studies are conducted.

NIH-funded Study Finding: After Gestational Diabetes, Women Can Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk
By sticking to a healthy diet in the years after pregnancy, women who develop diabetes during pregnancy can greatly reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a study supported by the NIH has found.

NIH Launches Study of Long-term Effects of Blood Glucose during Pregnancy
Researchers funded by the NIH plan to determine whether elevated blood sugar during pregnancy, a less severe condition than gestational diabetes, influences later levels of body fat in children and development of diabetes in mothers after giving birth.