Heidi Hakkarainen

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the association of risk variants for type 2 diabetes (T2D) and hyperglycemia with gestational diabetes (GDM). DESIGN AND METHODS Five hundred and thirty-three Finnish women who were diagnosed with GDM and 407 controls with normal glucose tolerance during the pregnancy were genotyped for 69(More)
BACKGROUND Gestational diabetes (GDM) has been associated with an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes in women after the pregnancy. Recognition of the factors differentiating the women at highest risk of progression to overt disease from those who remain normoglycemic after gestational diabetes is of key importance for targeted prevention programmes. To this(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to evaluate cumulative live birth rates after an in vitro fertilisation (IVF) programme in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) women. SUBJECTS AND METHODS IVF outcomes of 66 women with PCOS diagnosed via Rotterdam criteria, who failed to conceive after ovulation induction, were compared with 106 women with tubal factor(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) during long-term follow-up of women with gestational diabetes (GDM). Furthermore, we evaluated the glycemic measures from an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) during pregnancy as predictors of incident MetS. Women diagnosed with GDM were divided into two groups according to(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the glycemic measures from an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) during pregnancy as predictors of incident type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Patients diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) were divided into two groups according to the results of OGTT: one abnormal value = GDM1 (n = 338) and two abnormal(More)
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