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Gestational diabetes may increase likelihood of attention problems in babies
 

Gestational diabetes may increase likelihood of attention problems in babies

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Babies of mothers with gestational diabetes may have a higher chance of developing attention problems, suggests the Singaporean Gusto project.
 
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15 Nov 2016 - General
 
Gestational diabetes, or diabetes that is diagnosed during pregnancy in a woman who previously did not have diabetes, occurs when the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar efficiently. It was found that a hormone is produced by the placenta makes a woman essentially resistant to her own insulin. Gestational diabetes can cause a foetus to grow very big in utero (macrosomia), which may result in a traumatic delivery in which your baby could be injured. Furthermore, a new...
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