Chronic Kidney Disease
Gestational diabetes may predispose women to early-stage kidney damage, a precursor to chronic kidney disease, according to a study by researchers at the NIH and other institutions.
“Our findings suggest that women who have had gestational diabetes may benefit from periodic checkups to detect early-stage kidney damage and receive subsequent treatment,” Cuilin Zhang, MD, MPH, PhD, the study’s senior author from the epidemiology branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), said in a press release. Zhang and colleagues found women who had gestational diabetes were more likely to have a high glomerular filtration rate (GFR).
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