Does gestational diabetes identify women at risk of permanent type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

From: Diabetes Care

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Participants/situation

  • 435 women with gestational diabetes and healthy controls.

Study

  • Patients were followed-up after approx 6 years.

Results

  • Among the subjects with gestational diabetes, 20 (4.6%) developed type 1 diabetes and 23 (5.3%) developed type 2 diabetes, whereas none of the control subjects became diabetic.
  • The study findings conclude that initial age of equal/less than 30 years, the need for insulin treatment for gestational diabetes, and antibody positivity for islet cell antibodies and GAD antibodies were associated with increased risk for clinical type 1 diabetes.

Answer

  • Yes (without confidence)

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