|Diabetes in pregnancy on the rise (Fotolia) |
Diabetes in pregnancy is a growing concern, according to a new Canadian study that found the rate of both gestational diabetes (GDM) and pre-gestational diabetes (pre-GDM) has doubled over the past 14 years.
"By 2010, almost one in every 10 pregnant women over the age of 30 had diabetes in pregnancy," said study co-author Dr. Denice Feig, of Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital.
Babies of mothers with diabetes are at greater risk for serious congenital anomalies, which could include problems with their hearts or lungs, deformities or even perinatal death (either in the womb or within 28 days of birth).
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