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Cycling for health: Division staffer on diabetes study founds East Bay group for African-American cyclists

Friday, August 12, 2011

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Jenna Burton has lost a grandmother, two uncles and most recently, an aunt to complications from type 1 and type 2 diabetes. But the 29-year-old Division of Research research associate is not standing by wringing her hands. Instead, Burton is grasping the handlebars of her 24-speed maroon Bianchi Eros bicycle and steering her life down […]

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Recently published: Three studies advance gestational diabetes research

Monday, June 27, 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

Sunday, January 23, 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

Saturday, January 22, 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

Saturday, January 22, 2011

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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

Saturday, January 22, 2011

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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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