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dc.contributor.authorSelik, Brooke A.
dc.descriptionMicrosoft PowerPoint presentation slidesen_US
dc.description.abstractDiabetes affects roughly 1 in 10 people worldwide1 Incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is on the rise, particularly due to the increasing prevalence of obesity2 Healthcare costs in the U.S. associated with diabetes are estimated at $218 billion1, and obesity at $190 billion3 Obesity is a significant risk factor of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), glucose intolerance with onset or first recognition during pregnancy1 GDM prevalence in U.S. is estimated at 10%2 Both obesity and GDM increase the risk of several adverse pregnancy and infant outcomes1 Women with a history of GDM have a significantly higher risk of developing T2DM later in life, and their children are also at increased risk of developing obesity and/or T2DM4 Potential for a vicious cycle of obese/diabetic mothers and childrenen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Biology. Diebold Symposium, 2013en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Diebold Symposium Presentation Collectionen
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleGestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Review of the Literatureen_US

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