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Diabetes control during pregnancy vital to children's health

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Diabetic pregnant women who effectively control their blood sugar pose no risk to their children’s later health, according to scientists.

The Dutch scientists had previously discovered a link between mothers high blood glucose levels during pregnancy and poor health in their offspring.

When the blood sugar during pregnancy is maintained at its optimum level, they have now found there to be no detrimental effects on their offspring.

The study compared 213 children between six and eight years old of women with type-1 diabetes with a control group of 79 children from non-diabetic mothers.

 

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