Gestational Diabetes and Subsequent Type 2 Diabetes

SSS epidemiologist Sarah Casagrande is the first author of an article in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice that reports the results of a study to determine the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and subsequent diabetes based on data from the 2007–2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. The prevalence of GDM in the United States was 7.6 percent, with 19.7 percent of these women having a subsequent diabetes diagnosis. The authors conclude that women with a history of GDM, a family history of diabetes, and obesity should be carefully monitored for abnormal blood glucose stability. Other authors of the article include researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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