• TODAY: Youth-onset type 2 diabetes precedes high burden of early adulthood complications

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Long-term follow-up of a cohort of children and adolescents diagnosed with type 2 diabetes showed most developed complications, including microvascular disease, in early adulthood that progressed steadily over time.
    New analyses from the TODAY study, a multicenter, randomized trial of youths aged 10 to 17 years with recent-onset type 2 diabetes that began in 2004, also showed that complications were more common among participants from underrepresented groups and among those with hyperglycemia, hypertension and dyslipidemia. The findings were published in The New England Journal of...
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  • Many women with gestational diabetes do not receive type 2 diabetes screening after birth

    Many women with gestational diabetes do not receive type 2 diabetes screening after birth

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Women in the United Kingdom who had gestational diabetes were not often screened for type 2 diabetes in accordance with national guidelines, a recent analysis showed.
    According to the CDC, 6% of pregnant women in the United States develop gestational diabetes.
    Previous research has shown that 35% to 60% of women with gestational diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 10 to 20 years after their pregnancy. In addition, a meta-analysis showed that women with gestational diabetes were seven times more likely to develop subsequent type 2 diabetes than those without gestational diabetes,
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