Sarah and Donna are 26 weeks pregnant and have the same blood sugar levels. But while Donna is diagnosed with gestational diabetes, Sarah is spared from the label. It comes down to where she lives.
Gestational diabetes should be seen as an opportunity to identify families at higher risk of metabolic problems and take action.
Childhood trauma impacts women's health and can be passed from parent to child. New research shows that when new mothers feel supported, the risk of pregnancy complications is reduced.
More of us are labelled as sick with the constantly changing diagnostic cut-offs for diseases. Now an international expert panel has drafted a list of things to consider before setting new thresholds.
Girls who have their first period at a young age are more likely to experience poorer health as a adult, including an elevated risk of diabetes during pregnancy.
The creation of new “pre-conditions” is turning millions of people into patients across the globe.
It affects nearly one in five women, and half go on to develop type 2 diabetes. It's one of the great intervention opportunities that public health overseers keep ignoring.
Pregnant women can now more easily assess their risk of contracting diabetes and cardiovascular disease later in life. After…
Mothers with controlled gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) can give birth to babies with normal levels of body fat. Researchers…