Simple test to detect diabetes risk after pregnancy

Neuherberg, October 22, 2015. Gestational diabetes is one of the most common conditions that can occur during pregnancy. Although the symptoms generally disappear after delivery, women suffering from gestational diabetes are at increased risk of developing postpartum diabetes in the following years. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have now developed an accurate method of predicting the probability of developing this progressive disease following childbirth. Their findings were published recently in ‘Acta Diabetologica’. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)