Maternal Diabetes and the Risk of Autism in Offspring: ADA
Jul 13, 2019
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: Maya Rudolph, Florida A&M University, College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, PharmD Candidate
Maternal pre-existing type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes diagnosed in pregnancy are linked to an increased risk of autism. Previous studies have developed the connection between maternal diabetes before and during pregnancy to the risk of autism in offspring. A study recently presented at the American Diabetes Association (ADA’s) 79th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco examined the association between maternal HbA1c levels during pregnancy and risk of autism in offspring.
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