GDMpredict is the first test to evaluate gestational diabetes genetic risk 

If you are planning on becoming pregnant or if you are in the first trimester of pregnancy, GDMpredict will evaluate your gestational diabetes risk to 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.


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.

Gestational diabetes facts

It is a problem that affects approximately 12% of pregnant women.

60% of women affected by gestational diabetes develop type 2 diabetes 5 to 15 years later. Gestational diabetes is associated with complications during pregnancy and childbirth, and adverse effects for the mother and babyMore about gestational diabetes.

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 GDMpredict?

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.

GDMpredict 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 GDMpredict?

GDMpredict identifies polymorphisms (SNPs) in certain genes that have been associated with an elevated risk of suffering gestational diabetes.

When should I do the GDMpredict?

GDMpredict is for women who are planning a pregnancy or for pregnant women during the first trimester of pregnancy.


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