DIABETESpregest (comming soon)
Diabetes Pregest will be the first test to evaluate the genetic risk of developing gestational diabetes.
If you are planning on becoming pregnant or if you are in the first trimester of pregnancy, Diabetes Pregest will evaluate your risk of suffering from gestational diabetes and avoid its dangerous consequences. A simple DNA sample tells us your genetic risk and it is very useful so that you and your doctor can implement preventive measures.
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What is gestational diabetes?
Gestational diabetes is intolerance to glucose during pregnancy. In this period hormonal and metabolic changes can lead to high levels of glucose in the blood and cause diabetes. High levels of sugar during gestation are dangerous for the foetus and the baby.
Adverse effects of gestational diabetes in the baby:
- Macrosomia (babies who are heavy at birth and have complications)
- Hypoglycaemia of the baby at the time of birth
- High risk of suffering from type 2 diabetes throughout their life
- Greater probability of suffering from jaundice (yellow colouring due to excess bilirubin in the blood)
- Increases the risk of the baby dying in childbirth
Why Diabetes Pregest?
Patia and our collaborators have identified genetic variants that warn us of susceptibility to develop gestational diabetes. Different environmental and behavioural factors also intervene in diabetes, but discovering this genetic risk can be very important in avoiding complications for the mother and baby.
Diabetes Pregest allows us to identify those women with an elevated genetic risk of developing gestational diabetes. This is very useful for the doctor to be able to offer an appropriate intervention which minimises the chance of development gestational diabetes and its adverse effects for the woman and the foetus.
What does Diabetes Pregest detect?
Diabetes Pregest identifies polymorphisms (SNPs) in certain genes that have been associated with an elevated risk of suffering gestational diabetes.
When should I do the Diabetes Pregest test?
Diabetes Pregest is for women who are planning a pregnancy or for pregnant women during the first trimester of pregnancy.
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