Pregnancy-related conditions taken together leave moms, and dads, at risk

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Research has already shown that women who develop either diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy are at risk of getting type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease years later. Today, on World Diabetes Day, a new study released from a team at the RI-MUHC and McGill shows that the risk of developing those conditions post pregnancy is drastically higher if the women had both diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy.

Gestational diabetes: A diabetes predictor in fathers

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Gestational diabetes, a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy, affects between three and 20 per cent of pregnant women. Those who develop gestational diabetes are seven times as likely to eventually develop type 2 diabetes in the years following pregnancy. Now, in a large study analyzing 20 years of data from Quebec, a team from the RI-MUHC has demonstrated that gestational diabetes signals future diabetes risk not only in mothers, but also in fathers.