Navigation Links
Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes Boosts Risk for Birth Defects
Date:7/30/2008

Women 3 to 4 times more likely to deliver baby with at least one problem, U.S. study finds

WEDNESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News)-- Women who develop diabetes before they become pregnant are three to four times more likely than non-diabetic women to have a baby with at least one birth defect, says a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.

This is the first study to identify the wide range of birth defects -- such as heart defects, brain and spine defects, oral clefts, limb deficiencies, and defects of the kidneys and gastrointestinal tract -- associated with pre-pregnancy diagnoses of type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

The study was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

"The continued association of diabetes with a number of birth defects highlights the importance of increasing the number of women who receive the best possible preconception care, especially for those diagnosed with diabetes," lead author Dr. Adolfo Correa, an epidemiologist at the CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, said in a CDC news release.

"Early and effective management of diabetes for pregnant women is critical in helping to not only prevent birth defects, but also to reduce the risk for other health complications for them and their children," Correa addedd.

In addition, preconception care should be considered and promoted for women with pre-pregnancy obesity, which is a known risk factor for both diabetes and birth defects, Correa and colleagues recommended.

For this study, the researchers analyzed data on more than 30,000 people seen at nine birth defects centers across the country.

Birth defects affect one in 33 infants and are a leading cause of infant death, according to background information in the CDC news release. While risk factors for some birth defects have been identified, the cause of most birth defects is unknown.

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more about birth defects.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, news release, July 30, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes Rates Have Doubled
2. Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
3. RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
4. UCLA researchers identify markers that may predict diabetes in still-healthy people
5. Diabetes appears to increase risk of death for patients with acute coronary syndromes
6. Discovery of sugar sensor in intestine could benefit diabetes
7. Despite overeating, morbidly obese mice gain protection against diabetes
8. Heart Attack Boosts Diabetes Risk
9. Obesity Doesnt Always Equal Diabetes
10. Sugary Sodas High in Diabetes-Linked Compound
11. Treating diabetes during pregnancy can break link to childhood obesity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... In response to meager ... are unaware of the plight of aphasia. In collaboration with the American Aphasia ... campaign. , The link between stroke and aphasia is relatively unknown, but through ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... in scholarships to students studying complementary medicine. Allison Outerbridge is this year’s ... her award on May 18 at the university’s Student Leadership Awards ceremony. , ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... W.S. Badger Co. Inc ., the maker of ... When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business ... project administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... Connor ... women’s basketball as a partner for the Tamika Catchings Legacy Tour that ... the industry leader in hardwood basketball surfaces in all forms and levels of the ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... There are nearly 14.5 million people living with and ... On Sunday, June 5, 2016, communities around the world will gather to recognize these ... National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual worldwide Celebration of Life that is held ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... Hutchison China MediTech (Chi-Med) ... the highly lucrative global oncology and immunology markets. ... first-in-class or best-in-class tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) drugs, ... partners. HCM,s profitable Chinese healthcare business continues to ... progress of the mid-to-late-stage pipeline during 2016-17 (including ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... 27, 2016 Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Inc. ... products for Regenerative Medicine, Neurology and Orphan Diseases, today announced that ... at two upcoming investor conferences: SeeThru Equity MicroCap ... New York City , NY When: ... Marcum MicroCap Conference   Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ALBANY, New York , May 26, 2016 ... Transparency Market Research "Medical Waste Management Market - U.S. Industry ... the medical waste management market in the U.S. was valued ... expand at a CAGR of 3.4% from 2015 to 2023 ... report provides exhaustive analysis of current and emerging needle free ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: