Medical and lifestyle interventions successfully lowered the risk of type 2 diabetes in women with a history of gestational diabetes.
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Two new studies have found that metabolic syndrome and weight loss surgery can independently affect urinary symptoms.
Obese children whose moms had gestational diabetes are about 6 times more likely to have diabetes or prediabetes than other obese children.
Black women born with low birth weight are at increased risk for the later development of type 2 diabetes mellitus, research shows.
Lack of exercise among women 30 years and older has a greater impact on the lifetime risk of heart disease than other factors, a new study finds.
All pregnant women should be tested for diabetes by 13 weeks’ gestation and tested again for gestational diabetes between 24 and 28 weeks’ gestation, say new guidelines.
The current treatment of mild gestational diabetes mellitus results in fewer cases of preeclampsia, shoulder dystocia, and macrosomia but seems to have no effect on neonatal hypoglycemia or future poor metabolic outcomes, concluded a systematic review and meta-analysis.
The Role of Practical Lifestyle Changes
PCOS is a metabolic disorder that affects 5 – 7.5% of all women. It is the number one cause of infertility and if left untreated, can increase risk of endometrial cancer. In addition, women with PCOS are at a greater risk for heart disease and diabetes.