Science Daily reports on a study persuasively showing that progesterone injections don’t reduce recurrent preterm birth rates. What’s more, they increase the likelihood of developing gestational diabetes. The study compared rates of preterm birth after 20 weeks and before 35 weeks in 430 consecutive women with prior preterm birth(s) who were given progesterone injections with the rate […]
Floating around the internet is news about a large French study of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and the risks it poses. It’s a brilliant analysis because it separates gestational diabetes from Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and reports outcomes according to severity of gestational diabetes, which have been major confounding factors in other analyses. […]
Reprint of March 31, 2015 CBU blog post WebMD reports on a study finding that glyburide, a treatment endorsed by ACOG, but not approved by the FDA for treating GDM, is associated with serious adverse newborn outcomes. Using an insurance claims database, investigators isolated 9200 women with GDM, a population big enough to determine differences […]
Henci has a Science & Sensibility post under this title deconstructing a flurry of studies coming to the conclusion that they might.
Adding to the long list of breastfeeding benefits, Medscape Medical News summarizes a study demonstrating that breastfeeding strongly protects women diagnosed with gestational diabetes from progressing to Type 2 diabetes. Turning to the study itself, investigators followed 1010 women for 2 years after the birth. Overall, 12% of the women developed Type 2 diabetes. Their […]
Close on the heels of the previous study comes a Medscape report on a study of the effects of a large-for-gestational-age (LGA) diagnosis, meaning the baby’s estimated weight is in the upper 10% for that week of pregnancy, in women with gestational diabetes (GD) . Only 23% of the 248 women with an LGA diagnosis […]
A study has found that exercise reduces likelihood of being diagnosed as a gestational diabetic and helps to control maternal weight. It’s nice to have this confirmed, but it is only to be expected. For almost all women, gestational diabetes amounts to mildly increased blood sugar (glucose) levels after eating that don’t reach heights considered “diabetic” […]