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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #6: Type 2 Diabetes: General Introduction


David Levy, MD, FRCP Introduction: Type 2 Diabetes as a Progressive Condition Glycemia in type 2 diabetes progressively deteriorates with time, usually thought to be related to progressive beta-cell failure. This was demonstrated dramatically in the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS 1998), but the glycemic trends have been less marked …

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Gestational Weight Gain Associated with Infant Birth Weight in Type 1 Diabetes Mothers

  Maternal weight gain is key to controlling infant birth weight…. Infants born to mothers with pregestational diabetes are more likely to experience adverse outcomes, especially an increased birth weight. Previous studies have shown the importance of strict maternal glycemic control to prevent fetal hyperinsulinemia and accelerated growth. Excessive gestational …

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