Association between Gestational diabetes and Childhood Asthm
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A Study was conducted to investigate the association between gestational diabetes and wheeze/asthma at approximately 4 years of age.

Researchers studied mother-child dyads enrolled prenatally in the Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early Childhood study. Gestational diabetes was determined by medical chart review. At approximately 4 years of age, child respiratory outcomes including parent report of physician-diagnosed asthma (ever), current wheeze (symptoms within the past 12 months), and current asthma (physician diagnosis and/or medication or symptoms within the past 12 months) were assessed.

Modified Poisson regression was used to assess associations of gestational diabetes and child respiratory outcomes, adjusting for maternal age, race, prenatal smoking, pre-pregnancy body mass index, parity, asthma history, socioeconomic status and infant sex.

Results:
--Among 1,107 women, 66% were African-merican/Black.
--6% (n=62) had gestational diabetes documented during pregnancy.
--Gestational diabetes was associated with increased risk of physician-diagnosed asthma (adjusted risk ratio (RR): 2.13), current wheeze (RR: 1.85) and current asthma (RR: 2.01).

To summarize, gestational diabetes was linked to an increased risk of asthma and wheeze. Additional research is required to determine if there are any modifiable pathways underlying this connection.

Source: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pai.13523?af=R
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