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High Thyroid Levels in Pregnancy May Lead to Gestational Diabetes

High Thyroid Levels in Pregnancy May Lead to Gestational Diabetes

July 18, 2018
High thyroid levels in pregnancy may lead to gestational diabetes. Results of new study spark experts to consider thyroid screening early in pregnancy to lessen risk of adverse health outcomes for mom and baby.
Babies Born to Mothers with Diabetes May Be at Higher Risk of Developing Autism

Babies Born to Mothers with Diabetes May Be at Higher Risk of Developing Autism

June 29, 2018
In a new study, women with type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes diagnosed early in pregnancy had a somewhat higher risk of having children who developed autism. Experts emphasize the risk is still low.
Islet-Cell Transplants: 3 Tech Solutions May Soon End the Need for Shots and Pumps

Islet-Cell Transplants: 3 Tech Solutions May Soon End the Need for Shots and Pumps

June 28, 2018
Three tech solutions could solve problems that are currently prohibiting the ability of people with diabetes to receive islet cell transplants. Learn more.
Type 2 Diabetes and Hypoglycemia: If You Use Insulin, You're at Risk, too

Type 2 Diabetes and Hypoglycemia: If You Use Insulin, You're at Risk, too

June 27, 2018
If you have type 2 diabetes and use insulin you're at risk of hypoglycemia, too. A new report indicates that lack of awareness makes this problem an underappreciated public health issue.
CGM News: Medicare Approves Link to Users' Smartphones

CGM News: Medicare Approves Link to Users' Smartphones

June 15, 2018
Good news for Medicare recipients who want to use a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) to manage their diabetes, They will now be allowed to link it with their smartphone, allowing users to share data with caregivers and family members. Learn more.
Diabetes and Oral Health: Why It's Important to Fit Dental Care into Your Budget

Diabetes and Oral Health: Why It's Important to Fit Dental Care into Your Budget

June 13, 2018
Oral-health problems like gum disease can worsen high blood sugar—and vice versa. Here why it's important not to neglect your mouth and how to fit dental care into your budget.
New Breastfeeding Benefit: Lower Diabetes Risk for Moms

New Breastfeeding Benefit: Lower Diabetes Risk for Moms

May 24, 2018
Large study shows nursing lowers odds for high blood sugar, even for women who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy.
Diabetes Cure: Could a New Transplant Device Mean the End of Insulin Injections?

Diabetes Cure: Could a New Transplant Device Mean the End of Insulin Injections?

May 11, 2018
Learn how human islet cells packaged in tiny, ultra-thin devices that allow insulin to be released in response to rising blood glucose levels could pave the way for a future type 1 cure.
Fasting Blood Glucose Test or A1C? Which Predicts Risk of T2D Better?

Fasting Blood Glucose Test or A1C? Which Predicts Risk of T2D Better?

May 10, 2018
In a new study of healthy people with normal blood glucose results, researchers found the A1C test results better predicted who would get diabetes over the next four years.
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