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Topic Title: Diabetes in pregnancy a risk for mum years later
Created On: 01/31/2011 10:15 PM
 02/01/2011 09:23 AM

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[br]Thanks for the information, Anna. My sister-in-law had gestational diabetes, so I'm going to forward the study to her. [br][br]It does make sense. [url=http://www.genetics.com.au/pdf/factsheets/fs57.pdf]Studies have shown[/url] that there is a predisposition towards diabetes. If you have gestational diabetes, it probably indicates that the predisposition is there and may be triggered by something else later in life. [br]
 01/31/2011 10:15 PM

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[br][font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"]A [url=http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/articles/2011/01/31/diabetes_in_pregnancy_a_risk_for_mom_years_later/]study[/url] [/font][font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"]has shown that women who experienced gestational diabetes seldom return for retesting after giving birth. According to the study - 1 in 5 women return back after 6 months to ensure that they are no longer having to deal with diabetes which usually disappears after giving birth. The article goes on to say that about 1/2 of women who do have gestational diabetes - go on to develop Type 2 diabetes months to years after giving birth.[br][br]That's kind of scary stuff not to have a follow up after giving birth to your little previous one. I guess if the attending physician isn't ensuring that their patients go back for further testing because they consider them low risk, that's abit scary. The even worse case scenario, is that the patient (Mum) knows to they should go back for further testing, but just hasn't got the time to do it or forgets. [br][br]So, any Mum's out there with gestational diabetes, don't forget to have a follow up![br][/font][br][br][p=text-align: center;][img=150x100]http://ams.body1.com/assets/FatCatAnna/babyftinhand.jpg[/img][/p]

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