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Lifestyle changes or metformin reduce type 2 diabetes risk in women with gestational diabetes, US study shows

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1030 (Published 24 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1030
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Women with gestational diabetes have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes for years after giving birth, but intensive lifestyle changes or metformin therapy reduce this risk by more than a third, a US study has found.

The Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study, reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism,1 followed up 288 women with gestational diabetes and compared them during pregnancy with 1226 women without this condition. All of the women had …

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