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Three Years Later, Participants in the Diabetes Prevention Study Still Benefiting
Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2006
The effects of lifestyle intervention on diabetes risk do not disappear after active counseling has stopped, a new follow-up of the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study shows.

Consequences of Fetal Exposure to Maternal Diabetes in Offspring
Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2006
Mothers who have type 2 diabetes during pregnancy can transmit risk factors to their children.

TZD’s Can Increase Bone Loss in Type 2 Women
Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2006
Elderly nursing home patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus have higher bone mass and lower bone turnover than those without diabetes.

Metformin Exposure During First Trimester Seen Safe for Fetus
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Metformin taken by women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) during the first trimester of pregnancy does not appear to increase the risk of major fetal malformations, and may have a significant protective effect.

Breast-Feeding Protects Against Obesity in Children of Diabetic, Overweight Mothers
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Breast-feeding is inversely associated with the risk of childhood obesity regardless of maternal diabetes status or weight status.

Dental Infection Linked to Diabetes During Pregnancy
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006
Nearly one out of two women with gestational diabetes also have periodontal disease.

Fasting Capillary Glucose Useful in Screening for Gestational Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006
Women with gestational diabetes can be accurately identified by measuring fasting capillary glucose.

Breast-Feeding Lowers Mom's Risk of Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2006
Breast-feeding your baby can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 15% a year and reduce the risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

Don’t Supersize: NIH Study Shows Eating French Fries Increases Risk for Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2006
84,555 registered female nurses were followed up for 20 years and they found that eating potatoes, especially french fries, is associated with an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. See McDonald’s answer to the results.

Gestational Diabetes Increases the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
Among women with a family history of type 2 diabetes, those with prior GDM were more likely to have CVD risk factors.

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