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Curr Diab Rep. 2007 Aug;7(4):295-7.

The vicious cycle of diabetes and pregnancy.

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Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, 2219 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA.


The offspring of women with diabetes during pregnancy are at high risk of developing diabetes before they reach childbearing age, resulting in a vicious cycle of diabetes and pregnancy. New cases of diabetes enter the cycle as a result of the effects of the increasing obesity among our youth. Solutions need to be found to break this cycle by preventing diabetes or delaying its onset until later in life and by normalizing glucose regulation during pregnancy.

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