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Study Results Aid Understanding of Gestational Diabetes

10. October 2013

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A Division of Research study may lead toward less gestational diabetes. Interview by Lynn Mundell, editor, Inside KP Northern California Monique Hedderson, PhD, a research scientist at the region’s Division of Research (DOR), has been building her research career around mother-baby health. Hedderson is principal investigator of 3 studies underway and co-lead on several more […]

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Recently published: Three studies advance gestational diabetes research

27. June 2011

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Researchers at the Division of Research have conducted recently published observational research that underscores the importance of reducing the risk of diabetes during pregnancy — also called gestational diabetes (GDM). GDM, glucose intolerance that typically occurs during the second or third trimester of pregnancy, complicates between 7 and 14 percent of United States pregnancies and […]

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Newly funded: Research to help new moms with gestational diabetes gets start with $8.5M grant

23. January 2011

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A wanted pregnancy is among life’s most joyful events. But for about 7 percent of expectant mothers in the United States pregnancy brings the unexpected diagnosis of gestational diabetes. While the exact cause of gestational diabetes, a temporary condition, remains unknown, what is known is that hormones from the placenta — which help the fetus […]

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Gestational diabetes: Can affect a baby’s genes

22. January 2011

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For the vast majority of women with gestational diabetes, good pre- and postnatal health care, including watching diet and weight, ensures that the condition is only temporary. But for a small number of women, the diabetes can become permanent or can reoccur during a future pregnancy.

Not only that, the babies of women with gestational diabetes are also at risk, not just of developing type 2 diabetes, but of passing it on to the next generation.

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Gestational diabetes: Comparing treatment options

22. January 2011

Gestational diabetes: Comparing treatment options

Comparative effectiveness research is a big term for a simple idea. How do health care providers like Kaiser Permanente decide which treatment for a problem is best?  The National Institutes of Health, as part of its goal to help health care providers do a better job of keeping costs down and quality of care up, […]

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Gestational diabetes: Integrated care improves study consistency

22. January 2011

Kaiser Permanente’s integrated care model helps researchers in this study. Pre-pregnancy, during-pregnancy and after-pregnancy care are all received by participants at the same Kaiser Permanente facility, with access to the same electronic medical records.

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