Gestational diabetes as possible risk factor for Type I childhood-onset diabetes in the offspring.

  Vol. 21 (5) 2000 Neuro endocrinology letters Journal Article   2000; 21(5): 355-359 PubMed PMID:  11452232    Citation

: Epidemiological, clinical, as well as experimental findings obtained during the past two decades in Germany suggest that gestational diabetes might be a predisposing factor for increased risk of Type I childhood-onset diabetes in the offspring, which could therefore be prevented-at least in part-by systematic diagnostic screening and correction of maternal hyperglycemia during pregnancy.

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