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November is for diabetes awareness

November is Diabetes Awareness Month.

Here are the top diabetes stories of 2022:

Diabetes contributes to early menopause

Women with diabetes are more susceptible to early menopause, according to a study presented at the North American Menopause Society Annual Meeting.

How changes in diet can manage gestational diabetes

In a recent presentation the NPWH 25th Annual Premier Women's Healthcare Conference, Jenny Madrid, MPH, RD, CDCES, BC-ADM, discussed medical nutrition therapy, a type of treatment plan for managing gestational diabetes by adjusting to an appropriate diet.

Diabetes not associated with breastfeeding ability

Investigators found minimal difference between breastfeeding rates less than 1 week postpartum of women who had diabetes pre-pregnancy, gestational diabetes only, and no history of diabetes.

Gestational diabetes mellitus rate increased from 2016 to 2020

Data from the US Department of Health and Human Services has shown an increase in GDM rate from 2016 to 2020, with a greater increase observed from 2019 to 2020.

How climate change is making your patients sick, and what you can do about it

At the 2022 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting, 4 health care professionals spoke of disease states caused by climate change, and what HCPs can do to mitigate this crisis.

Exposure to PFAS increases risk of diabetes in midlife women

Data from an analysis of a SWAN substudy suggests increased exposure to PFAS was linked to an increased risk of incident diabetes during midlife among women.

Prevalence of PCOS with pediatric diabetes

About 1 in 5 girls with pediatric type 2 diabetes (T2D) also has polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis in JAMA Network Open.

Early gestational diabetes screening in women at risk for gestational diabetes: a randomized controlled trial

Researchers presented a study at the SMFM 42nd Annual Pregnancy Meeting to assess if early gestational diabetes (GDM) screening is associated with improved perinatal outcomes.

Statin use in midlife women

Risk assessment, lifestyle counseling, adverse effects, and medication management.